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Gammerstang commented on the word cold coffee
(noun) - (1) Misfortune; sometimes varied to "cold gruel." Sea slang.
--John Hotten's Slang Dictionary, 1887
(2) A hoax, a trumpery affair; Oxford University . . . An unpleasant return or snub for a proffered kindness.
--John Farmer's Slang and Its Analogues, 1891
(3) Jubbity, a difficulty, misfortune. "He's had some jubbities."
--Alfred Easther's Dialect of Almondbury and Huddersfield, 1883
January 14, 2018
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