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 Pria’pus,Prick the Garter. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Prick-eared.
 
So the Roundheads were called, because they covered their heads with a black skull-cap drawn down tight, leaving the ears exposed.   1
 


 Pria’pus,Prick the Garter. 

 
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