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Hors-cowper, n. Also: horse couper, cooper. [Cowper n. 2, mod. Eng. horse-coper (a 1734).] A horse-dealer. — William Stewart … , quha callit himself ane hors-cowper; 1614 Crim. Trials iii. 352.
Some turnd horse-coopers, some pedlers; 1681 Colvill Whig's Suppl. 25.
I think the horse couper trade verie good; 1687 Douglas Corr. 282.
Mathew Wallace, horsecouper; 1700 Ayr & W. Coll. IV. 199.

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