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Another course would have done it. A little more would have effected our purpose. It is said that the peasants of a Yorkshire village tried to wall in a cuckoo in order to enjoy an eternal spring. They built a wall round the bird, and the cuckoo just skimmed over it. “Ah!” said one of the peasants, “another carse would aʹ done it.”

“There is a school of moralists who, connecting sundry short-comings … . with changes in manners, endeavour to persuade us that only ‘another carseʹ is wanted to wall in the cuckoo.”—Nineteenth Century, December, 1892, p. 920.

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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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Coup de Grâce
Coup de Main (French)
Coup dŒil (French)
Coup de Pied de lAne (kick from the ass’s foot)
Coup de Soleil (French)
Coup de Théâtre
Coup Manqué (A)
Courage of One’s Opinion
Courland Weather
Court Circular
Court Fools
Court Holy Water
Court Plaster
Court of Love
Court of Pie-powder
Court of the Gentiles (The)