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aglets THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN, iii. 4. 2.“Were worn,” says Sir F. Madden,“by both sexes; by the men chiefly as tags to their laces or points (aiguillettes), which were made either square or pointed, plain or in the form of acorns, or with small heads cut at the end, or topped with a diamond or ruby. . . . They were worn also by ladies, as pendants or ornaments in their head-dress. . . . Junius is therefore evidently mistaken in explaining aglet by spangle, into which error Archdeacon Nares has also partly fallen. ” Note on Privy Purse Expenses of the Princess Mary, p. 205; but Coles gives both “An Aglet (tag of a point), Æramentum ligulæ,” and“An Aglet (a little plate of metal), Bractea, Bracteola.” (Spenser, describing Belphœbe, tells us that she “was yclad, for heat of scorching aire,
All in a silken camus lilly whight,
Purfled upon with many a folded plight,
Which all above besprinckled was throughout
With golden aygulets, that glistred bright,
Like twinckling starres.”
Faerie Queene, B. ii. C. iii. st. 26. )

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