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#3: Aglet

Definition:

aglet : the tag covering the ends of a lace or point – e.g., the reinforcement at the end of a shoelace

Example Sentence:

A missing aglet can make lacing one's shoes a challenge.

Origin:

Aglet indirectly comes from the Latin acus, "needle" – as does the word acute.

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