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This tassel is for catching the blood and preventing it from greasing the handle.

Before the corn was in tassel, he had been laid beside Benny.

It was white cloth-covered, and trimmed with cord and tassel.

Do you mean Elizabeth March, who got the Tassel prize this year?

With sharp scissors trim the edge of the tassel which now is complete.

This knot will be in the ball part of the tassel and will help to make it round.

It has a leather strap and a tassel and a knob that one can suck.

The kite is held at such a height that the tassel just skims the water.

Taking up the cord of his dressing-gown, she pulled it by its tassel.

The pendent ornament called a tassel is a diminutive of Mid.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "mantle fastener," from Old French tassel "a fastening, clasp" (mid-12c.), from Vulgar Latin *tassellus, said to be from Latin taxillus "small die or cube," a diminutive of talus "knucklebone, ankle" (see talus (n.1)). But OED finds this doubtful and calls attention to the variant form tossel and suggests association with toss (v.). Meaning "hanging bunch of small cords" is first recorded late 14c.

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