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COUSIN, domest. rel. Cousins are kindred who are the issue of two brothers or two sisters, or of a brother and a sister. Those who descend from the brother or sister of the father of the person spoken of are called paternal cousins; maternal cousins are those who are descended from the brothers or sisters of the mother. Vide 2 Bro. C. C. 125; 1 Sim. & Stu. 301; 3 Russ. C. C. 140; 9 Sim. R. 386, 457.

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A second cousin twice removed is a grandchild of your second cousin.
The 1971 "The Duck Variations," a kind of Beckett-ish riff on life and water fowls, is barely even a second cousin twice removed to the Greek farce "Keep Your Pantheon.
Your third cousin twice removed calls you in a panic and says his computer is on the fritz.
High time I got in touch with old Leticia, my far-from-immediate third cousin twice removed and suggest a few late entries online before the midnight deadline.
In fact, it turns out that my brother probably HAS passed one of them (our second cousin twice removed, I think) because she lives a few streets away from him in London.
But at yesterday's London wedding of Prince Philip's first cousin twice removed, there were seven other queens present - not to mention three kings and a plethora of princes and princesses.
The good news is that the Chief Whip Ann Taylor told her charges at last week's meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party that they would be allowed to desert the Commons for a whole range of reasons, from the death of a second cousin twice removed to attending little Justin's school play or a parent-teacher evening.
Stepmothers, yes--remember Lizzie Borden's and the one in Cinderella--but any relationship more remote, such as a third cousin twice removed, will never lend itself to clarity in choreographic expression.