from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of neckcloth worn in a loose and disorderly fashion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name brought into fashion, after the battle of Steenkirk, for several articles, especially of dress, as wigs, buckles, large neckties, and powder; especially, a cravat of fine lace, loosely and negligently knotted, with long hanging ends, one of which was often passed through a buttonhole.
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