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To make a knight by giving him a blow. Dr. Tusler says, “The ancient method of knighting was by a box on the ear, implying that it would be the last he would receive, as he would henceforth be free to maintain his own honour.” The present ceremony is to tap the shoulder with a sword. (Anglo-Saxon, dubban, to strike with a blow.)

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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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