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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An ornament worn on the shoulder by a military officer.

Usage examples (36)
  • I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance than I should...
  • It was not long after my daughter was born, and when I held out my hand to shake the movie stars I realized I had this kind of epaulette of banana sick on my black jacket.
  • But, not so, alas! my knight of the single epaulette.
  • At least, the epaulette shark can do without such responses. for more
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