The labret in the lower lip, or ladle, as he termed it, wore unbearably upon his fine nerves.
Cook reported that both sexes wore the labret; but this was doubtless an error.
The Haidahs formerly wore the nose- and ear-rings, or other ornaments, and the labret in the lower lip.
His understanding of the custom of wearing the labret, however, differs from that of other early navigators.
The worst adjectives he applied to the labret were "singular" and "curious."
It is worn for ornament, the same as ear-rings or nose-rings, and is called a labret.
One old woman still retained the labret, but it was only a shadow of the former labrets in size.
A “labret” of ivory or even of wood they valued at four or five dollars—or asked so much as that at first.