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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cock your Hat (To).
 
To set your hat more on one side of the head than on the other; to look knowing and pert. Soldiers cock their caps over the left side to “look smart.” (See COCKED HAT.)   1
 


 Cock your Eye (To)Cockade. 

 
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