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 Knights of the Shell.Knights of the Spigot. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Knights of the Shire.
 
Now called County Members: that is, members of Parliament elected by counties, in contradistinction to Borough members.   1
 


 Knights of the Shell.Knights of the Spigot. 

 
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