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 Cussedness.Custard Coffin. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cus’tard.
 
A slap on the hand with a ferula. The word should be custid, unless a play is meant. (Latin, custis, a club or stick.)   1
 


 Cussedness.Custard Coffin. 

 
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