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 Knights of the Shears.Knights of the Shire. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Knights of the Shell.
 
The Argonauts of St. Nicholas, a military order, instituted in the 14th century by Carlo III., King of Naples. Their insignia was a “collar of shells.”   1
 


 Knights of the Shears.Knights of the Shire. 

 
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