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 Cock Lane Ghost.Cock Sure 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cock-pit.
 
The judicial committee of the privy council is so called, because the council-room is built on the old cock-pit of Whitehall palace.   1
        “Great consultations at the cockpit about battles, duels, victories, and what not.”—Poor Robin’s Almanack, 1730.
 


 Cock Lane Ghost.Cock Sure 

 
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