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The books have been cooked. The ledger and other trade books have been tampered with, in order to show a balance in favour of the bankrupt. The term was first used in reference to George Hudson, the railway king, under whose chairmanship the Eastern Counties Railway accounts were falsified. The allusion is to preparing meat for table.

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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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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
Cooper
Cooper