Aiguillette

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Aiguillette A point or tag at the end of a fringe or lace; an aglet.
    • Aiguillette One of the ornamental tags, cords, or loops on some military and naval uniforms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aiguillette Same as aglet, 1.
    • n aiguillette In cookery, a name given to a number of hors d'æuvre, or side-dishes, from their being served on small ornamental skewers or needles (aiguilles).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Aiguillette . See Aglet.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Aglet

Usage

In literature:

On these occasions he wore his dress uniform, cocked hat, aiguillettes, sabre and spurs.
"Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete" by Ulysses S. Grant
On these occasions he wore his dress uniform, cocked hat, aiguillettes, sabre and spurs.
"Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete" by U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan
On these occasions he wore his dress uniform, cocked hat, aiguillettes, sabre and spurs.
"The Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant, Part 1." by Ulysses S. Grant
Every officer and man wears the aiguillette.
"Waring's Peril" by Charles King
Whoever held l'Aiguillette was master of every ship in the docks and of every gun in the arsenal.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
It soon passes beneath the bold pinnacle of the Oeillette or Aiguillette, beyond which formerly women were not allowed to penetrate.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
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