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1. A support which reduces the sag in a long line used in laying brick.
2. A flexible metal clip used to hold a sheet of glass, metal, etc.
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Verily, it would have been a satire on Christianity had Shakespeare meant to represent it in the persons who are enemies of Shylock, and who are hardly worthy to unloose the latchets of his shoes.
Another satire on Buckingham represents him as disdainfully urging the House of Commons to deal only with "'common matters'" "since 'Coblers their latchets ought not to transcend'" (136).