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 Cos’set.Costard. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cos’tard.
 
A clown in Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare), who apes the court wit of Queen Elizabeth’s time, but misapplies and miscalls like Mrs. Malaprop or Master Dogberry.   1
 


 Cos’set.Costard. 

 
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