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10 Words For Things You Didn't Know Have Names

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  • 1. philtrum

    The vertical groove on the median line of the upper lip. Example Sentence:His chiseled features even included a well-defined philtrum.

  • 2. ferrule

    The protective point or knob on the far end of an umbrella. Example sentence: He used his umbrella as a cane, and with every step planted its ferrule in the ground.

  • 3. aglet

    The tag covering the ends of a lace or point e.g., the reinforcement at the end of a shoelace. Example sentence: A missing aglet can make lacing one's shoes a challenge.

  • 4. punt

    An indentation at the bottom of a molded glass bottle. Example sentence: Pouring the champagne, she held the bottle with her thumb in its punt.

  • 5. lunule

    A crescent-shaped body part or marking (such as the whitish mark at the base of a fingernail) Example sentence: He folded his hands together to give an impression of calm, but the ragged skin below his lunules told another story.

  • 6. tittle

    The dot over i or j. Example sentence: In a handwritten business note, it's best to avoid smiley-face tittles.

  • 7. glabella

    The smooth prominence of the forehead between the eyebrows. Example sentence: If you don't wish to look people in the eyes, you can make a similar impression by focusing on their glabellas.

  • 8. muntin

    A strip separating panes of glass in a window sash. Example sentence:I thought the ball would smash a window, but fortunately it hit a muntin.

  • 9. lemniscate

    The infinity symbol. Example sentence Not surprisingly, a certain brand of automobile uses a modified lemniscate in its logo.

  • 10. fourchette

    The strip or shaped piece used for the sides of the fingers of a glove. Example sentence: A fine pair of gloves includes well-fitted fourchettes.