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  • n. cufflink

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Two buttons, plates, or bars united by a link or short chain, and serving to hold together the two edges of the cuff or wristband: a common adjunct of men's dress in the nineteenth century. Compare sleeve-button.


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  • I looked for a time steadfastly at a beautiful pearl sleeve-link.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • With pencil and pen I was handy enough, and I can still tie as good a bow as ever lay on a man's collar, but with a tool or a bat or a gun, a sleeve-link or a corkscrew, I have always been unreachable.

    Surprised by Joy

  • The oval seal is undoubtedly a plain sleeve-link -- what else is of such a shape?

    His Last Bow

  • Lopez addressed the note which I had written, sealed it with his sleeve-link, and sent it by the hand of the servant, Jose.

    His Last Bow

  • Not a stiver in his pockets, nor as much as a sleeve-link to help pay for the burial. '

    Micah Clarke His Statement as made to his three grandchildren Joseph, Gervas and Reuben During the Hard Winter of 1734

  • Yesterday, while moving the bureau in my room, Mrs. Cleary found a sleeve-link on the carpet; she thought it was one I had dropped.

    Felix O'Day

  • "It must have been she, who else could have dropped the sleeve-link?"

    Felix O'Day

  • Father Cruse had never believed it, and he had only argued himself into thinking that the woman who had dropped the sleeve-link must be his wife.

    Felix O'Day

  • The Shadow turned most respectfully to his master, and, touching his sleeve-link, which was of bright gold, said, in

    The Great Taboo

  • That sleeve-link belongs to a poor creature who slept in that room three or four days before ye come and skipped the next morning. "

    Felix O'Day


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