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Coffin

A raised crust, like the lid of a basket. Hence Shakespeare speaks of a “custard coffin” (Taming of the Shrew, iv. 3. Mahomet's Coffin)

“Of the paste a coffin will I rear.'”

Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus, v. 2.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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