cap and bells


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cap and bells

n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) the traditional garb of a court jester, including a cap with bells attached to it
2. (Historical Terms) the traditional garb of a court jester, including a cap with bells attached to it
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He had on a tight-fitting parti-striped dress, and his head was surmounted by the conical cap and bells. I was so pleased to see him, that I thought I should never have done wringing his hand.