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 Dick’s Hatband.Dickens. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dick = Richard.
 
The diminutive “Dicky” is also common.
       
“Jockey of Norfolk [Lord Howard], be not too bold,
For Dicky [or Dickon], thy master, is bought and sold.”
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Shakespeare: Richard III., v. 3.
       
(Dicky or Dickon is Richard III.)
 


 Dick’s Hatband.Dickens. 

 
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