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 Coq-à-l’âne.Coral Beads. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
in Dryden’s satire of Absalom and Achitophel, is meant for Dr. Titus Oates (Numbers xvi.). North describes him as a short man, extremely ugly: if his mouth is taken for the centre, his chin, forehead, and cheek-bones would fall in the circumference.   1
“Sunk were his eyes, his voice was harsh and loud;
Sure signs he neither choleric was, nor proud;
His long chin proved his wit; his saint-like grace
A church vermilion, and a Moses’ face.
His memory, miraculously great,
Could plots, exceeding man’s belief, repea
Dryden: Absalom and Achitophel, i. 646–51.

 Coq-à-l’âne.Coral Beads. 


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