netsukes

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netsukes

  1. plural of netsuke
    • 1898, Frank Leslie, Frank Leslie's popular monthly: Volume 45
      Some apology, I feel, is due from one who has never been in Japan for venturing to write about netsukes.
    • 1921, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Volume 16
      [] they have gone into the galleries to see the Japanese paintings, lacquered boxes, netsukes, etc.
    • 1949, Lillian Smith Albert, Kathryn Schwerke, The Complete Button Book
      Netsukes were used by the Japanese as bobs or toggles in connection with a cord for suspending a tobacco pouch []
    • 2010, Bernhard Wunderlich, A Science Career Against All Odds
      All the netsukes were there, imprisoned for so long. I had packed them in the empty box of my last new razor []