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 Coon (A) means a racoon,Cooper. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cooper.
 
Half stout and half porter. The term arises from the practice at breweries of allowing the coopers a daily portion of stout and porter. As they do not like to drink porter after stout, they mix the two together.   1
 


 Coon (A) means a racoon,Cooper. 

 
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