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Dub, to knight: Tw. III, 4, 257. John I, 245. H6C II, 2, 59. “to d. a p. knight:” H5 IV, 8, 91. “--ed them gentlewomen,” R3 I, 1, 82. “to d. thee with the name of traitor,” H5 II, 2, 120. “do me right and d. me knight,” H4B V, 3, 78; referring to a custom of the time: he who drank a large potation, on his knees, to the health of his mistress, was said to be dubbed a knight, and retained the title for the evening.
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