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Blackstone says that Henry IV., being related or allied to every earl in the kingdom, artfully and constantly acknowledged the connection in all public acts. The usage has descended to his successors, though the reason has long ago failed. (Commentaries, i. 398.)

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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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Court Circular
Court-cupboard
Court Fools
Court Holy Water
Court Plaster
Court of Love
Court of Pie-powder
Court of the Gentiles (The)
Courtesy
Courtesy Titles
Cousin
Cousin
Cousin Betsy
Cousin-german
Cousin Jack
Cousin Michael (or Michel)
Coûte que Coûte (French)
Couvade
Cove
Covenanters
Covent Garden