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Love-lock

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A small curl gummed to the temples, sometimes called a beau or bow catcher. When men indulge in a curl in front of their ears, the love-lock is called a bell-ropei.e. a rope to pull the belles after them. At the latter end of the sixteenth century the love-lock was a long lock of hair hanging in front of the shoulders, curled and decorated with bows and ribbons.

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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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