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 Cock of the North.Cock-a-hoop 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Cock of the Walk.
The dominant bully or master spirit. The place where barn-door fowls are fed is called the walk, and if there is more than one cock they will fight for the supremacy of this domain.   1

 Cock of the North.Cock-a-hoop 

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