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 Custard Coffin.Custos Rotulo’rum (keeper of the rolls). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cus’tomer.
 
A man or acquaintance. A rum customer is one better left alone, as he is likely to show fight if interfered with. A shop term. (See CARD.)   1
       
“Here be many of her old customers.”
       
Shakespeare: Measure for Measure, iv. 3.
 


 Custard Coffin.Custos Rotulo’rum (keeper of the rolls). 

 
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