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 Coxeyites (3 syl.).Coyne and Livery. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Coxswain.
 
Kog is Norwegian for a cockboat; Welsh, cwch; Italian, cocca, etc.; and swain, Anglo-Saxon for a servant, superintendent, or bailiff. (See COCKBOAT.)   1
 


 Coxeyites (3 syl.).Coyne and Livery. 

 
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