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Silver Cooper (The)

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A kidnapper. “To play the silver cooper,” to kidnap. A cooper is one who coops up another.

“You rob and you murder and you want me to … play the silver cooper.”—Sir W. Scott: Guy Mannering, chap. xxxiv.

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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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