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 Roundabout (A).Roundle, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Roundheads.
 
Puritans; so called because they wore their hair short, while the Royalists wore long hair covering their shoulders.   1
       
“And ere their butter ‘gan to coddle,
A bullet churnd i’ th’ Roundhead’s noddle.”
       
Men Miracles, p. 43 (1656).
 


 Roundabout (A).Roundle, 

 
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