Origin of ribband1
Examples from the Web for ribband
Historical Examples of ribband
E'er shall avail her neck to begird with yesterday's ribband.The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus
Caius Valerius Catullus
In ship-building, is a ribband placed between the floor and the keel.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
When I reach Drumcairn, I will have a ribband and suspend it round my neck.Tales of My Time, Vol. II (of 3)
William Pitt Scargill
Cockade is a ribband worn in the hat, as defined by Dr. Johnson.
"The ribband worn in the hat" was styled "a favour" previous to the Scotch Covenanters' nick-naming it a cockade.