Muleta

A small cloth attached to a short tapered stick and used by a matador in place of the large cape during the final stage of a bullfight.

From the story “Actors” in the collection Dictation by Cynthia Ozick, page 79.

The usage in context here is pretty undistinguished, as the word appears in a list of words that the author of crossword puzzles happens to know. It’s not really worth quoting.

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