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 Cooper’s Hill.Cop (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Coot.
 
A silly old coot. Stupid as a coot. The coot is a small water-fowl.   1
   Bald as a coot. The coot has a strong, straight, and somewhat conical bill, the base of which tends to push up the forehead, and there dilates, so as to form a remarkable naked patch.   2
 


 Cooper’s Hill.Cop (A). 

 
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