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hangers HAMLET, v. 2. 148, 154,157 . “That is, the fringed loops appended to the girdle, in which the dagger or small sword usually hung.” Gifford's note on Jonson's Works, vol. ii. p. 154. “Under this term were comprehended four graduated straps, etc., that hung down in a belt on each side of its receptacle for the sword. I write this with a most gorgeous belt, at least as ancient as the time of James I. before me. It is of crimson velvet embroidered with gold, and had belonged to the Somerset family” (CALDECOTT) .

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