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 Cockshy (A).Cocktail. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cockswain, or COXSWAIN [cox’n].
 
The swain or servant of the cock or boat, together with its crew. (Anglo-Saxon, swan or swein, a youth or servant, and cock, a boat.) (See COCKBOAT.)   1
 


 Cockshy (A).Cocktail. 

 
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