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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The lassie lost her silken snood. The snood was a riband with which a Scotch lass braided her hair, and was the emblem of her maiden character. When she married she changed the snood for the curch or coif; but if she lost the name of virgin before she obtained that of wife, she “lost her silken snood,” and was not privileged to assume the curch. (Anglo-Saxon, snd.)   1



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