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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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ARSE-COCKLE, n. A hot pimple on any part of the body. (Jam.5 for Abd. s.v. Ess-cock.)n.Sc. 1808 Jam.:
The word seems to have been originally confined to pimples on the hips.

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