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 Coffin.Cogito, ergo sum. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A Coggeshall job. The saying is, that the Coggeshall folk wanted to divert the current of a stream, and fixed hurdles in the bed of it for the purpose. Another tale is that a mad dog bit a wheelbarrow, and the people, fearing it would go mad, chained it up in a shed. (See GOTHAM.)   1

 Coffin.Cogito, ergo sum. 


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