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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cousin.
 
Blackstone says that Henry IV., being related or allied to every earl in the kingdom, artfully and constantly acknowledged the connection in all public acts. The usage has descended to his successors, though the reason has long ago failed. (Commentaries, i. 398.)   1
 


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