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 Knights Errant.Knights of Industry. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Knights of Carpetry
 
or Carpet Knights, are not military but civil knights, such as mayors, lawyers, and so on; so called because they receive their knighthood kneeling on a carpet, and not on the battle-field.   1
 


 Knights Errant.Knights of Industry. 

 
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