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 Knights of the Shire.Knights of the Swan. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Knights of the Spigot.
Landlords of hotels, etc.; mine host is a “knight of the spigot.”   1
        “When an old song comes aeross us merry old knights of the spigot it runs away with our discretion.”—Sir W. Scott: Kenilworth, chap. viii.

 Knights of the Shire.Knights of the Swan. 


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