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 Cos’tard.Cos’termonger. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Costard.
 
A large apple, and, metaphorically, a man’s head. (See COSTERMONGER.)   1
        “Take him over the costard with the hilts of thy sword.”—Shakespeare: Richard III., i. 4.
 


 Cos’tard.Cos’termonger. 

 
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