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 Catechu’men [kat’y-ku’men].Caterpillars. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cater-cousin.
 
An intimate friend; a remote kinsman. (French, quatre-cousin, a fourth cousin).   1
        “His master and he, saving your worship’s reverence, are scarce cater-cousins.”—Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice, ii. 2.
 


 Catechu’men [kat’y-ku’men].Caterpillars. 

 
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