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 Newgate Fashion.Newgate Knocker (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Newgate Fringe.
 
The hair worn under the chin, or between the chin and the neck. So called because it occupies the position of the rope when men are about to be hanged.   1
 


 Newgate Fashion.Newgate Knocker (A). 

 
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