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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Billycock Hats.
 
First used by Billy Coke (Mr. William Coke) at the great shooting parties at Holkham. The old-established hatters in the West End still call them “Coke hats.”   1
 


 Billy Barlow.Bi-metallism. 

 
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