One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A bow tie.
- ‘It was an extra special victory for Parkinson, whose previous seven fights had all been in front of the dicky bows on dinner shows.’
- ‘I was in my tight black strides and long coat, lame shoes, cheap dicky bow tie, name badge and paper hat.’
- ‘‘Censorware is a non-solution for a non-problem,’ he said without referring once to Scunthorpe Town FC, when the bumptious team wore dicky bows and mishit the ball in a fixture against Arsenal.’
- ‘The wise-cracking specialist, sporting a tie instead of the familiar dicky bow, is a TV regular, seen on Crimewatch as well as antique programmes.’
- ‘The nice old guys in dicky bows at the British Museum had been saying, ‘You're not the normal kind of person we have here, but you do it the way you want.’’
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