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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
King Cotton.
 
Cotton, the staple of the Southern States of America, and the chief article of manufacture in England. The expression was first used by James H. Hammond in the Senate of the United States, in 1858. The great cotton manufacturers are called “cotton lords.”   1
 


 King Cole.King Estmere (2 syl.) 

 
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