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Cockney, as it seems, a person who knows only the life and manners of the town, and is consequently well acquainted with affected phrases, but a stranger to what every child else knows: “this great lubber, the world, will prove a c.” Tw. IV, 1, 15. “cry to it, as the c. did to the eels when she put 'em i' the paste alive,” Lr. II, 4, 123.*
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