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Nuts of May

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Here we go gathering nuts of May. A corruption of knots or sprigs of May. We still speak of “love-knots,” and a bunch of flowers is called a “knot.”

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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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Nurr and Spell
Nurse an Omnibus (To)
Nurseries
Nursery Tales
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Nuts of May
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