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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Coffin.
 
A raised crust, like the lid of a basket. Hence Shakespeare speaks of a “custard coffin” (Taming of the Shrew, iv. 3). (Greek, koph’inos, a basket.) (See MAHOMET’S COFFIN.)   1
       
“Of the paste a coffin will I rear.”
       
Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus, v. 2.
 


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