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  • n  a woman's drawstring handbag; usually made of net or beading or brocade; used in 18th and 19th centuries
  • n  a network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument

  • A reticule containing a night shirt, a toothbrush, and many square yards of figures.
  • She fished in her reticule, pulled out a small automatic and fired one shot.
  • Sandy eyelashes, invisible eyebrows, lips gathered on a drawstring with puzzled purse like old lady's reticule.

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