Regiment de la Calotte

A society of witty and satirical men in the reign of Louis XIV. When any public character made himself ridiculous, a calotte was sent to him to “cover the bald or brainless part of his noddle.” (See above.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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