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Green Knight

(The). A Pagan, who demanded Fezon in marriage; but, overcome by Orson, resigned his claim. (Valentine and Orson.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Green Labo…

Knights of the Green Cloth

Same as CARPET KNIGHTS (q.v.). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Knights of the HandcuffsKnights of the Garter A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q…

Knights of the Garter

(See Garter.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Knights of the Green ClothKnights of the Cleaver A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U …

Knights of the Handcuffs

Constables, policemen, etc., who carry handcuffs for refractory or suspicious prisoners taken up by them. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Knights of the Hare…

Carpet Knight

One dubbed at Court by favour, not having won his spurs by military service in the field. Mayors, lawyers, and other civilians knighted as they kneel on a carpet before their sovereign. &#8…

Green Isle

or The Emerald Isle. Ireland; so called from the brilliant green hue of its grass. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Green KnightGreen Howards A B C D E F …

Green Labour

The lowest-paid labour in the tailoring trade. Such garments are sold to African gold-diggers and agricultural labourers. Soap and shoddy do more for these garments than cotton or cloth. (S…

Knights

(See Cross-Legged ...) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Knights BachelorsKnight's Ward A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X …

Knight

means simply a boy. (Saxon, cniht.) As boys (like the Latin puer and French garcon) were used as servants, so cniht came to mean a servant. Those who served the feudal kings bore arms, and …

Green

Young, fresh, as green cheese, i.e. cream cheese, which is eaten fresh; green goose, a young or midsummer goose. “If you would fat green geese, shut them up when they are about a mont…