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 Knot.Knots of May. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Knot and Bridle (A).
A mob-cap.   1
“Upon her head a small mob-cap she placed.
Of lawn so stiff, with large flowered ribbon graced,
Yclept a knot and bridle, in a bow,
Of scarlet flaming, her long chin below.”
Peter Pindar: Portfolio (Dinah).

 Knot.Knots of May. 

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