James Howell's Lexicon Tetraglotton (1660) frontispiece,
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Creve-coeur. Heart-breakers, the two small curl'd Locks at the nape of the Neck.
Mary Evelyn, Mundus Mulierbris: or, The Ladies' Dressing-room Unlocked (1690)

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