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Truss his Points

(To). To tie the points of hose. The points were the cords pointed with metal, like shoe-laces, attached to doublets and hose; being very numerous, some second person was required to “truss” them or fasten them properly.

“I hear the gull [Sir Piercie] clamorous for someone to truss his points. He will find himself fortunate if he lights on anyone here who can do him the office of groom of the chamber.” —SirW.Scott: The Monastery, chap. xvi.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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