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coxcomb (the sense of ‘fool’ is most freq.)
1. cap worn by a professional fool, like a cock's comb in shape and colour Wiv. V. v. 149, Shr. II. i. 224, Lr. I. iv. 117.
2. ludicrous appellation for the head Wiv. III. i. 91, Tw.N. V. i. 180 “a bloody ,” H5 V. i. 45, Lr. II. iv. 125.
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    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 1.4
    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 2.4
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Or what you will, 5.1
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