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 Cocy’tus [Ko-ky’tus].Codille (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Codds.
 
Codgers. Thackeray says, “The Cisterciau lads call the poor brethren of the Charterhouse codds,” adding, “but I know not wherefore.” (Turkish, kodjah, an old man or woman.) We say “Well, old boy,” without referring to age.   1
        “I say, do you know any of the old codds …? Colonel Newcome is going to be a codd.”—Nineteenth Century, October, 1893, p. 589.
 


 Cocy’tus [Ko-ky’tus].Codille (2 syl.). 

 
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