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Wedding Knives

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Undoubtedly, one knife or more than one was in Chaucer’s time part of a bride’s paraphernalia. Allusions to this custom are very numerous.

“See, at my girdle hang my wedding knives.”


Dekker: Match Me in London (1631).

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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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