Psyche knot

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Psyche knot (plural Psyche knots)

  1. A Grecian knot.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 397:
      Even without theatrical shoes on, Erlys was taller than Luca Zombini, and kept her fair hair in a Psyche knot, out of which the less governable tresses continued, with the day, to escape.
    • 1896, John Kendrick Bangs, The Bicyclers:
      Why, really, he drove all the ladies to wearing those odious Psyche knots.