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 Sock [comedy].Soc’rates. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sock a Corpse (To).
 
To shroud it. (French, sac, a cerement or shroud.)   1
        “1591. Item paid for a sheet to sock a poor man that died at Byneons, 1s. 6d.”—Parish Register.
 


 Sock [comedy].Soc’rates. 

 
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