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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Widow’s Cap.
 
This was a Roman custom. Widows were obliged to wear “weeds” for ten months. (Seneca: Epistles, lxv.)   1
 


 Widow Bird.Widow’s Piano. 

 
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