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 Cole (King).Colin Clout. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Colemi’ra (3 syl.).
 
A poetical name for a cook; being, of course, compounded of coal and mire.   1
       
“‘Could I,’ he cried, ‘express how bright a grace
Adorns thy morning hands and well-washed face,
Thou wouldst, Colemira, grant what I implore.
And yield me love, or wash thy face no more.’”
       
Shenstone: Colemira, an Eclogue.
 


 Cole (King).Colin Clout. 

 
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