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  • There was sense in this as Dorothy rather reluctantly admitted, for she would have liked to keep the "coddy-moddy" and made a pet of it.

    Dorothy's Travels Evelyn Raymond 1876


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  • "In Yorkshire, moddy calf is a young calf and coddy is a young foal, but coddy-moddy is a gull, not a foal or a calf..." -- Anatoly Liberman, Word Origins And How We Know Them: Etymology for Everyone, Oxford University Press, 2009, p.58.

    July 24, 2010

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    September 26, 2011