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 Cock.Cock and Bull Story. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cock and Bottle.
 
A public-house sign, meaning draught and bottled ale may be had on the premises. The “cock” here means the tap. It does not mean “The Cork and Bottle.”   1
 


 Cock.Cock and Bull Story. 

 
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