butterfly tie

butterfly tie

Same as butterfly wall tie.
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References in classic literature ?
MR CALHOUN KIDD was a very young gentleman with a very old face, a face dried up with its own eagerness, framed in blue-black hair and a black butterfly tie. He was the emissary in England of the colossal American daily called the Western Sun-- also humorously described as the "Rising Sunset".
By the paradox already noted, articles of valuable intelligence and enthusiasm were presented with headlines apparently written by an illiterate maniac, headlines such as "Darwin Chews Dirt; Critic Boulnois says He Jumps the Shocks"--or "Keep Catastrophic, says Thinker Boulnois." And Mr Calhoun Kidd, of the Western Sun, was bidden to take his butterfly tie and lugubrious visage down to the little house outside Oxford where Thinker Boulnois lived in happy ignorance of such a title.
The Italian silk butterfly tie by Leonard Studio is $125.
Though the flitting creatures are sometimes hard to follow, the butterfly ties together - as if by invisible filament ?
Referred to as butterfly ties, I suppose they are like a butterfly as the wire ends are twisted together in the centre of the two loops so that water running across the ties drips down into the cavity and this drip is a bit like the butterfly's head.