Clytie to Cob
Clytie (3 syl.). A water-nymph, in love with Apollo. Meeting with no return, she was changed into a sunflower, which, traditionally, still turns to the sun, following him through his daily course.
Cneph The name under which the Egyptians adore the Creator of the world.
Cnidian Venus (The) The exquisite statue of Venus or Aphroditê by Praxitelês, placed in the temple of Venus, at Cnidus.
Co A contraction of company, as Smith and Co.
Coach (A) A private tutor The term is a pun on getting on fast. To get on fast you take a coach, you
cannot get on fast without a private tutor- ergo, a private tutor is the coach you take in order that you
may get on quickly. (University slang.)
The books are expensive, and often a further expense is entailed by the necessity of securing `a coach.' - Stedman Oxford, chap. x. p. 188.To dine in the coach. In the captain's private room. The coach or couch of a ship is a small apartment near the stern, the floor being formed of the aftmost part of the quarter-deck, and the roof by the poop.
A slow coach. A dull, unprogressive person, somewhat fossilised.
What a dull, old-fashioned chap thou be st but thou wert always a slow-coach.- Mrs. Gaskell: Cibbie Marsh (Era 2).Coach-and-four (or Coach-and-six). It is said one may drive a coach-and-four through an Act of Parliament, i.e. lawyers can always find for their clients some loophole of escape.
It is easy to drive a coach-and-four through wills, and settlements, and legal things.- H. R. Haggard.
[Rice] was often heard to say that he would drive a coach and six horses through the Act of Settlement.- Welwood.Coach-and-pair (A). A coach drawn by a pair of horses. Coach-and-four, coach-and-six, etc.
Coach Away Get on a little faster Your coach drags; drive on faster
Coached Up Taught by a private tutor for examination. Well coached up, well crammed or taught.
Coal Hot as a coal. The expression has an obvious allusion
It would not suit me to write, ... even if they offered, ..., to post the cole.- Hood.Coal Brandy Burnt brandy The ancient way to set brandy on fire was to drop in it a live or red-hot coal.
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