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Cooing and Billing

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like Philip and Mary on a shilling. The reference is to coins struck in the year 1555, in which Mary and her consort are placed face to face, and not cheek by jowl, the usual way.

Still amorous, and fond, and billing,

Like Philip and Mary on a shilling.”


Hudibras, part iii. 1.

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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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Continental System
Contingent (A)
Contra bonos Mores (Latin)
Contretemps (French)
Conventicle
Conversation Sharp
Convey
Conveyers
Conway Cabal (The), 1777
Conyger or Conigry
Cooing and Billing
Cook your Goose
Cooked
Cooking
Cooks
Cool Card
Cool as a Cucumber
Cool Hundred (A)
Cool Tankard (A) or Cool Cup
Coon (A) means a racoon
Cooper