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 Col’bronde or Colbrand.Cold as Charity. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Colcannon.
 
Potatoes and cabbage pounded together and then fried in butter (Irish). “Col” is cole or cale, i.e. cabbage.   1
        “About 1774 Isaac Sparks, the Irish comedian, founded in Long Acre a Colcannon Club.”—The Athenœum, January 20th, 1875.
 


 Col’bronde or Colbrand.Cold as Charity. 

 
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