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noun as in bouquet

verb as in accost

verb as in besiege

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The details are all business, including four-hole buttons that never loosened or stretched the buttonholes during months of daily wear and regular washing.

It was impossible to build a relationship at the bedside or buttonhole doctors on their rounds, the way they could have in non-pandemic times.

Dutifully and admiringly, she records what would easily go unnoticed — the stitching on a buttonhole, the irregularities of a shadow.

Samuel P. Jacobs talks to Ken Mehlman about how he helped buttonhole and raise bucks for victory.

And there on the quay, with a flower in his buttonhole and a smile on his fat face, stood Mr. Ras Fendihook.

Cut the buttonhole slot, then punch a hole at the end with an ordinary belt punch.

In making the buttonhole stitch, keep the needle close against the metal edge of the guide, as shown.

It is almost impossible to make a perfect buttonhole in the ordinary manner by hand without a guide.

"You will find out by and by," said Uncle William, coming in with a red rose in his buttonhole.


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On this page you'll find 178 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to buttonhole, such as: garland, pot, vase, wreath, boutonniere, and corsage.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.