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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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It had to be a third cousin twice removed to make it fly.
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.
That's a legitimate, if not a tad smart-alecky question, but let's just say I define success in less mundane terms than money and prestige and more in personal terms like how I broke the story about the affair between the cousin of the aunt of the guy who changes the oatmeal cookies in the office vending machine and the third cousin twice removed of the man who delivers the ink barrels.