Here are five words for things we see almost every day but never thought actually had names:1.
Here are five words for things we see almost every day but never thought actually had names:
The plain or ornamental covering on the end of a shoelace.2. Ferrule:
The metal band at the top end of a pencil that holds the little eraser in place3. Keeper:
The loop on a belt that keeps the end in place after it has passed through the buckle4. Punt (also called a kick):
The indentation on the bottom of some wine bottles. This serves to make the bottle stronger and more resistant to breakage but also means a little less wine than you would otherwise have.5. Brannock device:
That instrument you see in shoe stores that looks like a bizarre metal slide rule -- it is used to measure your foot size.