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only mentioned in Isa. 3:21, although refered to in Gen. 24:47; Prov. 11:22; Hos. 2:13

They were among the most valued of ancient female ornaments. They “were made of ivory or metal, and occasionally jewelled. They were more than an inch [2.54 centimeters] in diameter, and hung upon the mouth. Eliezer gave one to Rebekah which was of gold and weighed half a shekel… At the present day the women in the country and in the desert wear these ornaments in one of the sides of the nostrils, which droop like the ears in consequence.”