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- n. Plural form of cater-cousin.
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His master and he, saving your worships reverence, are scarce cater-cousins, 40
He was humble enough to desire my assistance on this occasion, though he and I were never cater-cousins; and I gave him to understand that I would make application to my friend Mr. Wilkes, who, perhaps, by his interest with Dr. Hay and Mr. Elliot, might be able to procure the discharge of his lacquey.
"Concern not yourself about Cicely, kinsman," said Giles Gosling, "but e'en let her go her way, a 'God's name; for although your mother were her father's sister, yet that shall not make you and her cater-cousins."
His mother was an arch-deacon's daughter; as honest a woman as ever broke bread: she and I have been cater-cousins in our youth; we have tumbled together between a pair of sheets, i'faith.
His master and he, saving your worship's reverence, are scarce cater-cousins --
His master and he, saving your worship’s reverence, are scarce cater-cousins —
Gosling, “but e’en let her go her way, a’ God’s name; for although your mother were her father’s sister, yet that shall not make you and her cater-cousins.”