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 Cold Drawn Oil.Cold Pudding settles Love 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cold Pigeon (A).
 
A message sent in place of a love-letter. The love-letter would have been a poulet (q.v.). A pigeon pie is called a dove-tart, and dove is symbolical of love. Pyramus says of Thisbe, “What dead, my dove?” A verbal message is “cold comfort” to a lover looking out for a letter.   1
 


 Cold Drawn Oil.Cold Pudding settles Love 

 
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