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a hook for pulling a button through a buttonhole

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The earliest known reference to the buttonhook was in 1611 when it was called a "Boutonneur: A Buttoner; or an instrument wherewith buttons are pulled through their o'er-strait holes." Although buttonhooks were in existence through the 17th and 18th centuries among the upper classes, examples dating from before the industrial revolution are rare today.
The steel buttonhook, generally the size of a table fork, came into its own in the 1880s with the new fashion for minine buttoned Musical themed the feminine high-boot made from stiff leather and fastened by a row of tiny buttons to show off the shape of the ankle.
In the 1920s, this novel device might contain a couple of blades; a hook-shaped implement for cutting the bottle's seal; buttonhook and corkscrew.
In which sport would you find a 'buttonhook', the 'flare' and the 'fly'?
Before executing that turn, I thought I said, "coming right." However, some of my crew remember "buttonhook right." In either case, the disagreement highlights our low CRM.
His wife suffered from severe arthritis, and manipulating a buttonhook to fasten her boots was an exercise in agony.
In 1914 at the age of four months he burned his face with quicklime and three months later caught a buttonhook on his tongue.
Kieren Fallon's first ride back in Scotland after his 18-month ban so nearly produced a winner, but he had to settle for second best after a power-packed ride by Seb Sanders resulted in Braveheart Move edging out top-weight Merchant Of Dubai by a neck in the Totesuper7 Buttonhook Handicap.
While he falls well short of that calibre, the totesuper7 Buttonhook Handicap should be within his compass.
"I did a little buttonhook with the Atlanta Gift Show one March to watch the Mets in spring training, I'm a die-hard Mets fan, and there's nothing more refreshing than watching spring-training baseball."
with a buttonhook, hairpin, or their fingers, searching for signs of
It differs from all North American Sassacus and Metaphidippus in the buttonhook shaped embolus of the male (Figs.
Bajan Parkes is fancied to regain the winning thread in the totesport.com Buttonhook Handicap.
From my perch, I watched him run in a short buttonhook and fall on his side.
The buck ran a brief buttonhook pattern before cartwheeling into a heap just 35 yards from me.