buttonhole

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Synonyms for buttonhole

detain

Synonyms for buttonhole

a hole through which buttons are pushed

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detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of

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Bradley Headstone looked at his finger again, took it out of the buttonhole and looked at it closer, bit the side of it and looked at it again.
Takes his hat, cane, and cape, and presents new buttonhole on salver.
I am the only person of the smallest importance in London at present who wears a buttonhole.
For the future a more trivial buttonhole, Phipps, on Thursday evenings.
She has had a loss in her family lately, which perhaps accounts for the lack of triviality your lordship complains of in the buttonhole.
As a preliminary to another journey to his bunk, he hooked Wolf Larsen's buttonhole with a greasy forefinger and vacuously proclaimed and reiterated, "I got money, I got money, I tell yer, an' I'm a gentleman's son.
He had a handsome face, an artfully poised hat, a glass in one eye, and a nosegay in his buttonhole.
On this occasion he strolled away from his companion to pluck a sprig of almond blossom, which he carefully arranged in his buttonhole.
When he talked he caught his victim by the buttonhole, and his face kept coming closer and closer-- which was trying, because his teeth were so bad.
Bound buttonholes, belt and cuff tabs, diagonal welt pockets and bound seams give this feminine trench a polished feel.
Floral art demonstration ISLE of Anglesey Flower Club, Benllech is hosting Floral Artist and Anglesey Show winner Doris Cullen of Caernarfon for a demonstration and workshop with the title of Buttonholes and Posies, on Tuesday, June 20, at 7pm in the Community and Ex Servicemen's Hall, Benllech LL74 8SN.
Front band: Pm for 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) buttonholes along right front edge, with top button 1" below neck shaping, bottom button 16" above lower edge, and others evenly spaced between.
The buttonholes will be straight-cut with a finished length of A' to 9/16 inch.
Officers wore uniforms of fine or superfine quality; dyed with expensive dyes, and decorated with taped buttonholes in wool tape, or silver as befit their rank.
The Holistic Cancer Centre is holding its very own "wedding" complete with cake, buttonholes and favours to raise funds for the facility.