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 Co’terie’ (3 syl.).Cotset. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cotillon (co-til’-yon)
 
means properly the “under-petticoat.” The word was applied to a brisk dance by eight persons, in which the ladies held up their gowns and showed their under-petticoats. The dance of the present day is an elaborate one, with many added figures.   1
 


 Co’terie’ (3 syl.).Cotset. 

 
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