riband (n.) Old form(s): Ribonds
ribbon
Ham IV.vii.76[Claudius to Laertes] A very riband in the cap of youth
MW IV.vi.42[Fenton to Host, of Anne's costume] quaint in green she shall be loose enrobed, / With ribands pendent
RJ III.i.28[Mercutio to Benvolio, of a tailor] Didst thou not fall out ... with another for tying his new shoes with old riband?
TNK III.v.28[Schoolmaster to dancers] Where be your ribands, maids?
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