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eyelet (IGH lit)
1. A small hole or perforation, usually rimmed with metal, cord, fabric, or leather; used for fastening with a cord or hook: “The eyelets on the coat were made of leather so they would not tear.”
2. A small eye: “The new born kitten’s eyes were so small they could be described as eyelets.”
islet (IGH lit)
A very small island: “My idea of a summer vacation is to spend it on an islet in a quiet lake.”
I often wore a dress of white eyelet when I spent the summer on the islet in Greece.

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