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Knights of the Rainbow

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Flunkeys; so called from their gorgeous liveries.

“The servants who attended them contradicted the inferences to be drawn from the garb of their masters; and, according to the custom of the knights of the rainbow, gave many hints that they were not people to serve any but men of first-rate consequence.”—Sir W. Scott: Redgauntlet, chap. 20

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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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Knights of the Garter
Knights of the Green Cloth
Knights of the Handcuffs
Knights of the Hare
Knights of the Holy Sepulchre
Knights of the Order of the Golden Fleece
Knights of the Pencil
Knights of the Pestle or Knights of the Pestle and Mortar
Knights o the Post
Knights of the Rainbow
Knights of the Road
Knights of the Round Table
Knights of the Shears
Knights of the Shell
Knights of the Shire
Knights of the Spigot
Knights of the Swan
Knights of the Stick
Knights of the Thistle
Knights of the Whip