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Colemiʹra (3 syl.)

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A poetical name for a cook; being, of course, compounded of coal and mire.

“‘Could I,ʹ he cried, ‘express how bright a grace

Adorns thy morning hands and well-washed face,

Thou wouldst, Colemira, grant what I implore.

And yield me love, or wash thy face no more.ʹ”


Shenstone: Colemira, an Eclogue.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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