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 Cord’uroy’.Corea (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cord’wainer.
 
Not a twister of cord, but a worker in leather. Our word is the French cordouannier (a maker or worker of cordouan); the former a corruption of Cordovanier (a worker in Cordovan leather).   1
 


 Cord’uroy’.Corea (The). 

 
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