Latchet

Part of speech: noun

A string that fastens a shoe or sandal.

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Usage examples "latchet":

  1. When men seek immersion or absorption in the atmosphere of pure poesy, without lesson or moral, or anything but delight of fancy and stir of imagination, they will find him less congenial to their mood than poets not worthy to loose the latchet of his shoe in the greater elements of his art. - "Studies in Literature", John Morley.