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cousin

Etiquette a title used by a sovereign when addressing another sovereign or a nobleman

Cousin

Victor . 1792--1867, French philosopher and educational reformer
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There's Cousin Mattie's house--that big white one at the turn of the road," said the Story Girl.
A week had passed in this way, and no suspicion of it conveyed by her quiet passive manner, when she was found one morning by her cousin Edmund, the youngest of the sons, sitting crying on the attic stairs.
The other cousins soon disperse, to the last cousin there.
The next day, Nathaniel Pipkin saw old Lobbs go out upon his old gray pony, and after a great many signs at the window from the wicked little cousin, the object and meaning of which he could by no means understand, the bony apprentice with the thin legs came over to say that his master wasn't coming home all night, and that the ladies expected Mr.
Really, brother," answered the cousin, "I could not at this moment say positively without having investigated it; I will look it up when I go back to where I have my books, and will satisfy you the next time we meet, for this will not be the last time.
Suppose an inquiring gardener, or a restless cousin, should presently loom through the fog, bearing down upon me?
In one point, I am sure, my dear cousin,"(he continued, speaking lower, though there was no one else in the room) "in one point, I am sure, we must feel alike.
Nor about what cousin Louisa van der Luyden will think?
It seemed to cousin Clara that, if these ladies could have seen Grandfather's old chair, they would have thought it worth all the rest together.
I did not know that my cousin Hepzibah's garden was under another person's care.
The cousin was received with resignation, that was all.
The sheriff laughed heartily at his own wit, and put himself in good humor thereby, when he gratified his patient cousin with the following explanation: