Common Objects, Uncommon Nouns

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Names of things you wouldn't expect to have names. I bet even the tiny bit of hard skin under the edge of a fingernail has a name. I just haven't found out what it is yet.

chad

A small piece of paper that is supposed to be removed when a hole is punched in a card or paper tape

splat

A slat of wood in the middle of the back of a straight chair

aglet

Metal or plastic sheath over the end of a shoelace or ribbon OR Ornamental tagged cord or braid on the shoulder of a uniform

snood

An ornamental net in the shape of a bag that confines a woman's hair; pins or ties at the back of the head

guimpe

A piece of starched cloth covering the shoulders of a nun's habit OR a short blouse with sleeves that is worn under a jumper or pinafore dress

spile

a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask OR A column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure

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