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Hot Cockles

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A Christmas game. One blindfolded knelt down, and being struck had to guess who gave the blow.

“Thus poets passing time away.

Like children at hot-cockles play.” (1653.)

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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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