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second cousin

Something that is related or similar but not quite the same, as in This beef stew is second cousin to boeuf bourguignon. This expression transfers the literal sense of second cousin-that is, the child of the first cousin of one's mother or father-a usage dating from the mid-1600s.
See also: cousin, second
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The murder brought the second cousin a 14-year prison term.
Tribute: Frederick's second cousin Julie Smallwood.
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Noel Grealish, PD TD for Galway-East, tells me he is thinking of calling in his second cousin, Martin Keown, of Arsenal FC and England fame.
Mum-of-two Sally Murphy, 38, Sir Paul's second cousin, who is married to Kevin, also 38, said: ``We found out in February that we were invited to Paul's wedding and have had to keep the whole thing secret ever since.
Gail, aged 29, said: ''I want to raise the money because my second cousin, Michelle Davis, died from cancer when she nine.
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a town of about 2,000 nestled amid rolling, wooded hills, lakes, rivers and bayous in the northern part of the state, Edwin Watley dreamed of playing in the NBA and idolized his second cousin, NBA Hall of Famer Willis Reed.
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