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 Commodity of Brown Paper (A).Common Pleas. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Commodore.
 
A corruption of “commander” (French, commandeur; Spanish, comendador). A naval officer in temporary command of a squadron or division of a fleet. He has the pay of a rear-admiral.   1
 


 Commodity of Brown Paper (A).Common Pleas. 

 
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