epaulet

NOUN
  1. adornment consisting of an ornamental cloth pad worn on the shoulder
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How To Use epaulet In A Sentence

  • Underneath them, spread over the square back of the chair, a dark-blue, single-breasted frock-coat, hanging nearly to the floor, its shoulders decked with huge epaulettes, to the right one of which were attached the braid and loops of a heavy gilt aiguillette whose glistening pendants were hung temporarily on the upper button. Waring's Peril
  • The cuffs were also of the same nature, as were the epaulettes on the shoulders of his military tunic.
  • Coats, jackets, and other garments became increasingly embellished during the 18th century as epaulettes, loops, lace, and aiguillettes all appeared.
  • The gem-studded epaulettes are fringed with seed pearls.
  • On the shoulder of one he saw the glint of a gilded epaulet: a senior member of the Gale Force. WICKED: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST
  • I purchased a navy surplus coat, and it came with epaulets.
  • They would show Russian army paybooks, an officer's gaudy epaulette, boxes of almost unstrikable Estonian matches, buttons, cap-badges. KARA KUSH
  • But now it turns out that on the other epaulet was perched the principled figure of Taylor Branch, not at all claiming to be a harp-strummer himself but insistently reminding his old friend that there were better angels in politics and humanity whose claims should not be scorned. What Was Bill Thinking?
  • The epaulettes on the choker tunic of his black naval uniform bore the four stripes of his rank.
  • He was rushed to hospital where doctors found that the epaulette on his shirt had saved him from the worst of the wound.
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