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 for Eyelet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eyelet \Eye"let`\ ([imac]"l[e^]t), n. [F. [oe]illet, dim. of
     [oe]il eye, fr. L. oculus. See Eye, and cf. Oillet.]
     1. A small hole or perforation to receive a cord or fastener,
        as in garments, sails, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A metal ring or grommet, or short metallic tube, the ends
        of which can be bent outward and over to fasten it in
        place; -- used to line an eyelet hole.
        [1913 Webster]
     Eyelet hole, a hole made for an eyelet.
     Eyelet punch, a machine for punching eyelet holes and
        fastening eyelets, as in paper or cloth.
     Eyelet ring. See Eyelet, 2.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges)
           in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord or hook or
           bar [syn: eyelet, eyehole]
      2: fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole
         to permit the attachment of cords or lines [syn: cringle,
         eyelet, loop, grommet, grummet]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "eyelet":
     air hole, annulet, armhole, blowhole, bullet-hole, bunghole,
     circlet, cringle, deadeye, eye, gasket, grommet, guide, keyhole,
     knothole, loop, loophole, manhole, mousehole, peephole, pigeonhole,
     pinhole, placket, placket hole, porthole, punch-hole, ringlet,
     roundlet, spiracle, tap, vent, venthole

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