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Cusʹtard

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A slap on the hand with a ferula. The word should be custid, unless a play is meant. (Latin, custis, a club or stick.)

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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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