One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A knot of ribbon, metal, or lace worn as part of a ceremonial dress.
- ‘Glossy fellows the males were, in jetty coats with red, gold-bordered shoulder knots.’
- ‘The officers pictured in this photograph are wearing the Chapeau cover and shoulder knots.’
- ‘In lieu of epaulettes, all officers wore Russian shoulder knots of gold cord.’
- ‘The two troops each had a different colour neckerchief and each patrol wore a different colour shoulder knot.’
- ‘The last, in addition, have facings of garter blue silk velvet, shoulder knots of treble twisted cord cord with blue eyes bearing silver embroidered grenades; sleeve knots traced in and out with Russia gold braid and the skits lined with white kerseymere.’
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