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Coon (A) means a racoon


a small American animal valued for its fur. It is about the size of a fox, and lodges in hollow trees.

A gone coon. A person in a terrible fix; one on the verge of ruin. The coon being hunted for its fur is a “gone coon” when it has no escape from its pursuers. It is said that Colonel Crockett was one day out racoon - shooting in North America, when he levelled his gun at a tree where an “old coon” was concealed. Knowing the colonel’s prowess, it cried out, in the voice of a man, “Hallo, there! air you Colonel Crockett? for if you air, Iʹll jist come down, or I know I am a gone ʹcoon.”

Martin Scott, lieutenant-general of the United States, is said to have had a prior claim to this saying.

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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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