[rib-band, rib-uh nd, -uh n]
Origin of ribband1
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Examples from the Web for 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.
Word Origin and History for ribband
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