July 31, 2012


eyelet |ˈīlit|nouna small round hole in leather or cloth for threading a lace, string, or rope through.• a metal ring used to reinforce such a hole.• a small hole ornamented with stitching around its edge, used as a form of decoration in embroidery.• a fabric pierced with these holes in an ornamental pattern.• a small hole or slit in a wall for looking through.verb ( eyeleted eyeleting ) [ trans. ]make eyelets in (fabric).ORIGIN late Middle English oilet, from Old French oillet, diminutive of oil ‘eye,’ fromLatin oculus. The change in the first syllable in the 17th cent. was due to association witheye .
CATHERINE MALANDRINO Eyelet Tank Dress, $417