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 Cousin Betsy.Cousin Jack. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cousin-german.
 
The children of brothers and sisters, first cousins; kinsfolk. (Latin, germa’nus, a brother, one of the same stock.)   1
        “There is three cozen-germans that has cozened all the hosts of Reading, of Maiden-head, of Colebrook, of horses and money.”—Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor, iv. 5.
 


 Cousin Betsy.Cousin Jack. 

 
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