Perry discusses his upcoming execution with an aw-shucks smile; his hairline is tasseled with greasy bangs.
He liked to make disparaging jokes about attorneys in pinstripes and tasseled loafers.
Scoutmaster Estey waved his hand toward his assistant in the blue shirt and tasseled cap.
The moon was at full and drew out the scent of the tasseled crop.
The new arrival was in bedroom slippers and pink peignoir, her disordered hair concealed under a tasseled negligee cap.
The corn, not yet tasseled, stood in green flexible ranks, moved by the early breeze.
A lone golem in a tasseled fez, left over from the morning's parade, leaned stiffly against a lamp post, eyes blank.
They liked the color of the young stalks, and the way they tasseled out, and the way the ears formed.
A silk sash with tasseled cords or fringe hanging down one side took the place of modern suspenders.
And the Director left him, with his tasseled cap lying against the high chair back and the gray cat playing upon his knee.
c.1300, "mantle fastener," from Old French tassel "a fastening, clasp" (mid-12c.), from Vulgar Latin *tassellus, said to be from Latin taxillus "small die or cube," a diminutive of talus "knucklebone, ankle" (see talus (n.1)). But OED finds this doubtful and calls attention to the variant form tossel and suggests association with toss (v.). Meaning "hanging bunch of small cords" is first recorded late 14c.