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Cap of Maintenance

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A cap of dignity anciently belonging to the rank of duke; the fur cap of the Lord Mayor of London, worn on days of state; a cap carried before the British sovereigns at their coronation. Maintenance here means defence.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Cap
Cap (the verb)
Cap Verses (To)
Cap and Bells
Cap and Feather Days
Cap and Gown
Cap in Hand
Cap of Fools (The)
Cap of Liberty
Cap of Maintenance
Cap of Time
Cap-acquaintance (A)
Cap-money
Cap-a-pie
Capfull of Wind
Cape
Cape of Storms
Capel Court
Caper
Caper Merchant