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Colemira

(3 syl.). A poetical name for a cook; being, of course, compounded of coal and mire.

 `Could I,' he cried, `express how bright a grace
Adorns thy morning hands and well-washed face, 
Thou wouldst, Colemira, grant what I implore,
And yield me love, or wash thy face no more.' 

Shenstone: Colemira, an Eclogue.

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