- “stout half-and-half,” _i.e._, half stout and half porter. Derived from the coopers at breweries being allowed so much stout and so much porter a day, which they take mixed.
- to destroy, spoil, settle, or finish. COOPERED, spoilt, “done up,” synonymous with the Americanism caved in, fallen in, ruined. The vagabonds’ hieroglyph ▽, chalked by them on gate posts and houses, signifies that the place has been spoilt by too many tramps calling there.
- to forge, or imitate in writing; “COOPER a monniker,” to forge a signature.
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