Derby

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Derby

A city in the East Midlands UK; pronounced DAR bee.
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It showed nothing less than his big friend Flambeau in an attitude to which he had long been unaccustomed, while upon the pathway at the bottom of the steps was sprawling with his boots in the air the amiable Atkinson, his billycock hat and walking cane sent flying in opposite directions along the path.
Gramophones, billycock hats, the News of the World--all iss [sic] better than the horrible sloth of the Oriental" (41)--is matched by his feelings for Flory--"Ah, Mr.
I will not submit to this aimless passing of billycock hats and Homburg hats and all the plumed and variegated head-dresses of women.
Nora's dream of her grandmother's private space is followed immediately by the alluring, repulsive, incestuously sexual memory of having "run into" her grandmother, "dressed as a man, wearing a billycock and a corked moustache, ridiculous and plump in tight trousers and a red waistcoat, her arms spread saying with a leer of love, 'My little sweetheart
Billycock, Wideawake, Gibus and Mitre all types of what?
With this figure of her grandmother who was not entirely her recalled grandmother, went one from her childhood, when she had ran into her at the comer of the house--the grandmother who, for some unknown reason, was dressed as a man, wearing a billycock and a corked moustache, ridiculous and plump in tight trousers and a red waistcoat, her arms spread, saying with a leer of love, 'My little sweetheart