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Thong

thong
A strap of leather; especially, one used for fastening anything. ”And nails for loosened spears, and thongs for shields, provide.
(Science: zoology) ” (Dryden) Thong seal, the bearded seal. See the note under Seal.
Origin: OE. Thong, thwong, thwang, AS. Thwang; akin to Icel. Thvengr a thong, latchet. 57. Cf. Twinge.


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