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Oylethole

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Oýlethole. n.s. See Oylet. [It may be written oylet, from oeillet, French; but eyelet seems better.]

Distinguish'd flashes deck the great,
As each excels in birth or state;
His oyletholes are more and ampler,
The king's own body was a sampler.
Prior.

Sources: Prior, Matthew (162)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Oylethole." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 4, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=2383.


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