Note to King Lear, 1.4.95


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coxcomb: —The traditional fool's cap, modeled on a cock's comb. In folklore, it was said that the rooster was such a fool that he thought that the sun rose because he crowed.

A Fool Wearing his Coxcomb and A Cock with an Impressive Comb