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A decorative loop or tassel attached to the hilt of a sword.
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(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a loop on the hilt of a sword by which it was attached to the wrist, now purely decorative
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a looped strap or ribbon attached to the hilt of a sword as a support or ornament.
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