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18 Words for Things You Never Knew Had a Name

Reader's Digest Logo By Emily DiNuzzo of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 18: The plastic covering on the end of a shoelace is an aglet. They make it easy for laces to wave through your shoes without unraveling. In ancient Rome, wealthy people made their aglets out of metal, not the plastic of today.

Aglet

The plastic covering on the end of a shoelace is an aglet. They make it easy for laces to wave through your shoes without unraveling. In ancient Rome, wealthy people made their aglets out of metal, not the plastic of today.

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