Strange Names of 33 Things You Never Knew had Names AGLET - The plain or ornamental covering on the end of a shoelace. ARMSAYE - The armhole in clothing. CHANKING - Spat-out food, such as rinds or pits. COLUMELLA NASI - The bottom part of the nose between the nostrils. DRAGÃ‰ES - Small beadlike pieces of candy, usually silver-coloured, used for decorating cookies, cakes and sundaes. FEAT - A dangling curl of hair. FERRULE - The metal band on a pencil that holds the eraser in place. HARP - The small metal hoop that supports a lampshade. HEMIDEMISEMIQUAVER - A 64th note. (A 32nd is a demisemiquaver, and a 16th note is a semiquaver.) JARNS, NITTLES, GRAWLIX, and QUIMP - Various squiggles used to denote cussing in comic books. KEEPER - The loop on a belt that keeps the end in place after it has passed through the buckle. KICK or PUNT - The indentation at the bottom of some wine bottles. It gives added strength to the bottle but lessens its holding capacity. LIRIPIPE - The long tail on a graduate's academic hood. MINIMUS - The little finger or toe. NEF - An ornamental stand in the shape of a ship. OBDORMITION - The numbness caused by pressure on a nerve; when a limb is `asleep'. OCTOTHORPE - The symbol `#' on a telephone handset. Bell Labs' engineer Don Macpherson created the word in the 1960s by combining octo-, as in eight, with the name of one of his favourite athletes, 1912 Olympic decathlon champion Jim Thorpe. OPHRYON - The space between the eyebrows on a line with the top of the eye sockets. PEEN - The end of a hammer head opposite the striking face. PHOSPHENES - The lights you see when you close your eyes hard. Technically the luminous impressions are due to the excitation of the retina caused by pressure on the eyeball. PURLICUE - The space between the thumb and extended forefinger. RASCETA - Creases on the inside of the wrist. ROWEL - The revolving star on the back of a cowboy's spurs. SADDLE - The rounded part on the top of a matchbook. SCROOP - The rustle of silk. SNORKEL BOX - A mailbox with a protruding receiver to allow people to deposit mail without leaving their cars. SPRAINTS - Otter dung. TANG - The projecting prong on a tool or instrument. WAMBLE - Stomach rumbling. ZARF - A holder for a handleless coffee cup.