Definition of Aiguilette
1. Noun. Ornamental tagged cord or braid on the shoulder of a uniform.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aiguilette
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Literary usage of Aiguilette
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1882)
"... the mounting of some stout veteran who h:is cast aside the paletot and umbrella to be once more gorgeous in scarlet and gold, and aiguilette and plumes. ..."
2. The Creevey Papers: A Selection from the Correspondence & Diaries of the by Thomas Creevey (1904)
"His aiguilette streaming down his arm, Lord Arthur asked him if he was an officer, to which he replied no, but a sergeant of the Imperial Guard. ..."
3. Athanase de Mézières and the Louisiana-Texas Frontier, 1768-1780: Documents by Athanase de Mézières (1914)
"... and suggesting that, since such favorable reports had been given of De Mezieres, he should be promoted to the grade of cadet a I'aiguilette. ..."