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 Silver.Silver Fork School. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Silver Cooper (The).
 
A kidnapper. “To play the silver cooper,” to kidnap. A cooper is one who coops up another.   1
        “You rob and you murder and you want me to … play the silver cooper.”—Sir W. Scott: Guy Mannering, chap. xxxiv.
 


 Silver.Silver Fork School. 

 
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