Cool Tankard to Coq-a-l'ane
Cool Tankard (A) or Cool Cup. A drink made of wine and water, with lemon, sugar, and borage; sometimes also slices of cucumber.
Coon (A) means a racoon, a small American animal valued for its fur. It is about the size of a fox, and
lodges in hollow trees.
Cooper Half stout and half porter. The term arises from the practice at breweries of allowing the coopers a daily portion of stout and porter. As they do not like to drink porter after stout, they mix the two together.
Cooper A coop for wine bottles. The bottles lie in a slanting position in the coop, and may be transported
in it from place to place. We find allusions to six-bottle coopers not unfrequently, i.e. coops or cases
containing six bottles. Compare hen-coops, cooped up, etc. (Latin, cupa, a cask; our cup.)
(Enter waiter with a cooper of wine.)Cooper Do you want a cooper? This question is asked of those who have an order to visit the wine cellars of the London Docks. The cooper bores the casks and gives the visitor different wines to taste.
Cooper's Hill Near Runnymede and Egham. Both Denham and Pope have written in praise of this hill.
If I can be to theeCoot A silly old coot. Stupid as a coot. The coot is a small water-fowl.
Bald as a coot. The coot has a strong, straight, and somewhat conical bill, the base of which tends to push up the forehead, and there dilates, so as to form a remarkable naked patch.
Cop (A). A policeman.
Cop (A). A copperhead (q.v.).
Cop To throw, as cop it here. The word properly means to beat or strike, as to cop a shuttlecock or ball with a bat. (Greek, copto, to beat); but in Norfolk it means to hull or throw.
Cop (To). To catch [a fever, etc.]. To get copped is to get caught by the police. (Latin, capere, to
take, etc.) A similar change of a into o is in cotched (caught).
They thought I was sleepin', ye know,
`I shall cut this to-morrow, ... said the younger man. `You'll be copped, then,' replied the other.- T. Terrell: Lady Delmar.
Copenhagen The Duke of Wellington's horse, on which he rode in the Battle of Waterloo, from four in the morning till twelve at night. It was a rich chestnut, 15 hands high. It was afterwards a pensioner in the paddocks of Strathfieldsaye. It died quite blind, in 1835, at the age of twenty-seven, and was buried with military honours. (See Horse .)
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