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 Curzon Street (London).Cus’tard. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cussedness.
 
Ungainliness; perversity, an evil temper; malice prepense. Halliwell gives cuss = surly.   1
        “The turkey-cock is just as likely as not to trample on the young turkeys and smash them, or to split their skulls by a savage dig of his powerful beak. Whether this is ‘cussedness’ pure and simple … has not been satisfactorily determined.”—Daily News, December 22nd, 1885.
 


 Curzon Street (London).Cus’tard. 

 
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