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 Knocked into a Cocked Hat.Knot. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Knockers.
 
Goblins who dwell in mines, and point out rich veins of lead and silver. In Cardiganshire the miners attribute the strange noises so frequently heard in mines to these spirits, which are sometimes called coblyns (German, kobolds).   1
 


 Knocked into a Cocked Hat.Knot. 

 
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