Definition of eyelet:
Having provided ourselves with as many gags as we could conveniently stow in our pockets, we next stationed ourselves in couples alongside three occupied hammocks, and while one of the twain loosely and quickly passed the lacing through the eyelet- holes the other stood by with the gag, which, at the proper moment, was slipped into the victim's mouth and lashed securely, the hammock lacing at the same moment being hauled taut and made fast; and in this way each prisoner was silently and effectually secured.- "The Log of a Privateersman", Harry Collingwood.
- "Hurricane Hurry", W.H.G. Kingston.
- "The Portion of Labor", Mary E. Wilkins Freeman.