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Coxcomb, 1) a fool's cap: “shall I have a c. of frize?” Wiv. V, 5, 146. “what is your crest? a c.?” Shr. II, 226 (viz a cock's comb). “here's my c. . . . you were best take my c.” Lr. I, 4, 105. Lr. I, 4, 105 Lr. I, 4, 105 Lr. I, 4, 105 Lr. I, 4, 105 Lr. I, 4, 105
2) a fool: Err. III, 1, 32. Ado IV, 2, 71. LLL IV, 3, 84. All's III, 6, 122. Tw. V, 213. H5 IV, 1, 79. Cor. IV, 6, 134 (quibbling). Oth. V, 2, 233.
3) the head (jocularly): “I will knog your urinals about your knave's c.” Wiv. III, 1, 91. “a bloody c.” Tw. V, 179. Tw. V, 179 Tw. V, 179 H5 V, 1, 45. “your broken c.” H5 V, 1, 45 “she knapped 'em o' the --s with a stick,” Lr. II, 4, 125.
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