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Knights of Carpetry

or Carpet Knights, are not military but civil knights, such as mayors, lawyers, and so on; so called because they receive their knighthood kneeling on a carpet, and not on the battle-field.

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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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Knight of the Order of John-William (A)
Knight of the Post
Knight of the Rueful Countenance
Knight’s Fee
Knight’s Ward (The)
Knights Bachelors
Knights Bannerets
Knights Baronets
Knights Errant
Knights of Carpetry
Knights of Industry
Knights of Labour
Knights of Malta
Knights of St. Crispin
Knights of St. Patrick
Knights of the Bag
Knights of the Bath
Knights of the Blade
Knights of the Chamber
Knights of the Cleaver