Cabbage - [kab-ij] Chiefly British 1. a. cloth scraps that remain after a garment has been cut from a fabric and that by custom the tailor may claim. 2. slang - verb. To steal; pilfer: He cabbaged whole yards of cloth.

Cove - (kəʊv) Brit, Austral 1. old-fashioned , slang - a fellow; chap.

Cabbaging Cove: A scoundrel keen on pilfering [from the annals of not-so-distant history]!

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  1. posthorn:

The great comet of 1881. Observed on the night of June 25-26 at 1h. 30m. A.M.
E.L. Trouvelot, chromolithograph, 1881-1882.
More of Trouvelot’s astronomical images are available at the NYPL Archive.

    posthorn:

    The great comet of 1881. Observed on the night of June 25-26 at 1h. 30m. A.M.

    E.L. Trouvelot, chromolithograph, 1881-1882.

    More of Trouvelot’s astronomical images are available at the NYPL Archive.

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