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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hot Cockles.
 
A Christmas game. One blindfolded knelt down, and being struck had to guess who gave the blow.   1
       
“Thus poets passing time away.
Like children at hot-cockles play.” (1653.)
 


 Hot.Hot Cross Buns. 

 
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