Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 11:54:49 EDT
From: RonButters
Subject: Re: cod fax

In a message dated 5/7/98 8:53:51 AM, downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IS2.NYU.EDU wrote:

<<"Cod" (noun and verb) is a long-standing UK term for a trick or various
other kinds of insincerity; the word appears in Joyce's work from the early
20th century.>>

I'm sure COD appears in Shakespeare in this sense (TWELFTH NIGHT maybe?)