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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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Although precisely focused on a specific form and provenance, Caldwell carefully lays out the background and history of the impresa as cousin-german to the more popular emblem, and her book will interest specialists and generalists alike.
O, this is naught but speckling melancholy That morphews tender skins - I have been - cousin-german - bear with me Good Mellida - Clod upon clod thus fall.
Others of his better known plays are The Buckeye Gold Hunters (1849), Out of the Streets (1868), Fritz: Our Cousin-German (1870), and Lights and Shadows of New York (1888).