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Coq-à-lʹâne

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A cock-and-bull story; idle nonsense, as “Il fait toujours des coq-à-lʹâne”—he is always doing silly things, or talking rubbish.

Il mʹa répondu par un coq-à-lʹâne—His reply was nothing to the purpose.

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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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Copronymus
Copts
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Copy
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