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cousin “a common expression from one kinsman to another, out of the degree of parent and child, brother and sister” (RITSON) , and which “seems to have been used instead of our kinsman and kinswoman, and to have supplied the place of both” (MALONE) , 1 HENRY IV., i. 3. 292; ROMEO AND JULIET, i. 5. 28; iii. 1. 143; MACBETH, i. 2. 24; i. 4. 14; HAMLET, i. 2. 64, etc.; “cousins” RICHARD III., ii. 2. 8. (grandchildren)

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