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  • According to this explanation, copacetic came from the Creole French word coupersètique, which meant

    The WELL: West L.A. Fadeaway

  • ‘Ye’ve been fighting again, Dandy, wi’ some o’ the Bewcastle horse-coupers!

    Chapter XXIV

  • And here was gathered a motley crowd; bespangled tumblers and acrobats, dark-browed gipsy fortune-tellers and horse-coupers, thimble-riggers, showmen, itinerant musicians, -- all those nomads who are to be found on every race-course, fair, and village green, when the world goes a-holiday making.

    The Amateur Gentleman

  • For a parallel to these transactions one must read a police report of the doings of a "long firm" or of a set of horse-coupers; yet Eginhard seems to be aware of nothing, but that he has been rather badly used by his friend Hildoin, and the "nequissimus nebulo" Hunus.

    Lectures and Essays

  • 'Ye've been fighting again, Dandie, wi' some o 'the Bewcastle horse-coupers!

    Guy Mannering — Complete

  • I can understand that our boy is unhappy, and that he does not get strength, and that he is doing no good here, in Castlewood, or moping at the taverns and court-houses with horse-coupers and idle company,” grumbled Mountain in reply to her patroness; and, in truth, the dependant was right.

    The Virginians

  • I can understand that our boy is unhappy, and that he does not get strength, and that he is doing no good here, in Castlewood, or moping at the taverns and court-houses with horse-coupers and idle company, "grumbled

    The Virginians

  • ‘Ye’ve been fighting again, Dandie, wi’ some o’ the Bewcastle horse-coupers!

    Guy Mannering

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