Synonyms for buckle

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The scene follows in which she plays squire to Antony and helps to buckle on his armour.

"Perhaps I could help you with that buckle, Miss," she suggested, approaching.

Fling this over my shoulder, and buckle it behind, will you?'

Fascination was alike in her smile, and her sash, her bow, and her buckle.

I should say that the lower chord here might buckle at any moment.

When he was hungry he tightened up the buckle of his trousers.

I will do it; but will wear the corselet and buckle on my sword.

"I think I'll have to break my word to you and buckle on my gun again for a little while," she said.

They are to be fastened round the waist with a band, or with a strap and buckle.

As for me, I buckle on the harness for the last time, come what will of it.

WORD ORIGIN

"spiked metal ring for holding a belt, etc., c.1300, bukel, from Old French bocle "boss (of a shield)," then "shield," then by further extension "buckle, metal ring," (12c., Modern French boucle), from Latin buccula "cheek strap of a helmet," in Late Latin "boss of a shield," diminutive of bucca "cheek" (see bouche).

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