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luckenbooth brooch


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A brooch of a fashion formerly sold in the Luckenbooths in Edinburgh, usually heart-shaped and of silver, sometimes of more elaborate pattern, as of two hearts conjoined, and often bearing inscriptions. These brooches were used as gifts of love an d betrothal.


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