anklet

Definitions

  • Ameer Ali wins the anklet
    Ameer Ali wins the anklet
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n anklet an ornament worn around the ankle
    • n anklet a sock that reaches just above the ankle
    • n anklet a shoe for a child or woman that has a strap around the ankle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Anklet An ornament or a fetter for the ankle; an ankle ring.
    • Anklet see anklets.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n anklet A little ankle.
    • n anklet An ornament for the ankle, corresponding to the bracelet for the wrist or forearm.
    • n anklet A support or brace for the leg, intended to stiffen the ankle-joint and prevent the ankle from turning to one side.
    • n anklet An extension of the top of a boot or shoe, designed sometimes for protection to a weak ankle, sometimes merely for ornament.
    • n anklet A fetter or shackle for the ankles.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Anklet an ornament for the ankle
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ancléow, cog. with Ger. enkel, and conn. with Angle.

Usage

In literature:

Wolpi anklets 399 Figs.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
They rattled metallically, and her bracelets and anklets tinkled.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Bracelets, armlets and anklets of silver paper.
"The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays" by Walter Ben Hare
Gold and sunlight, myrrh and incense, the tinkling of anklets.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
It is only men who do so, and when thus engaged they put on special attire and wear anklets with bells.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
Seaton then tried to make Nalboon understand that they wanted copper, pointing to his anklet, the only copper in sight.
"The Skylark of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
The mud still soils the anklets on her feet, But in a moment she will have them sweet.
"The Little Clay Cart" by (Attributed To) King Shudraka
Take the screwdriver, and try if you can unfasten the boy's anklets first.
"Mass' George" by George Manville Fenn
Others, also, wore anklets and bands, made of shell or brass-wire, below the knee.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Others also had on anklets in the form of hoops made of shell, or brass wire, below the knee.
"The Mate of the Lily" by W. H. G. Kingston
There was no difficulty about seeing the gold anklets the ladies wore, for their clothes, as they sat, were well above their knees.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
The savages wear anklets, we wear bracelets.
"Black Ivory" by R.M. Ballantyne
After this she may have anklets and bangles on the forearm and a breast-cloth.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
It rolls on with ease, it glides as it dances to the tinkling of its anklets.
"My Reminiscences" by Rabindranath Tagore
It was draped in the softest Eastern stuffs; jeweled anklets and bangles tinkled merrily.
"The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy" by Florence Partello Stuart
Several other islands were visited, but the explorers looked in vain for bracelets and anklets of gold.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Anklets, very tight, were locked on each leg, and attached, in the middle of the connecting chain, to a bar of iron weighing forty pounds.
"The Hero of Ticonderoga" by John de Morgan
I've seen pitchers of 'em with nothin' on but basket-work stuff around their waists an' anklets.
"The Mission of Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
On his ankles were locked two steel anklets connected by a chain eighteen inches long.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
And a gold anklet for his crow.
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
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In poetry:

Light that jingles like anklet chains
On bevies of little lithe twinkling feet,
Or clingles in myriad vibrations
Like trillions of porcelain
Vases shattering…
"Broadway" by Lola Ridge
What do you make,O ye goldsmiths?
Wristlet and anklet and ring,
Bells for the feet of blue pigeons
Frail as a dragon-fly’s wing,
Girdles of gold for dancers,
Scabbards of gold for the king.
"In The Bazaars of Hyderabad" by Sarojini Naidu
Of princely playmates. Through the gates their feet,
With lac-dye rosy and neat, and anklets ringing,
In music trip along, echoing the song
Of wild swans, all men's hearts by subtle singing
To Kama's service bringing;
"Grisma; Or The Season Of Heat" by Edwin Arnold

In news:

Work-Appropriate Accessories: The Anklet Heel.
Mr Roy has shown him out to attach "jesses," long leather straps for the hawk 's ankles with a metal swivel to prevent the anklets from twisting.
CHALMETTE, LA (NBC33) — Two teens, including a 17-year-old who was wearing a home incarceration anklet from New Orleans because he was on probation was arrested for a vehicle burglary.
Parolee on the run after ditching GPS anklet.
Supervisors spent part of their Tuesday meeting discussing how to restore the fund, which paid for penniless defendants to wear Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor or SCRAM anklets.
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