Cotton John

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 (kŏt′n), John 1584?-1652.
English-born American cleric who was vicar of Saint Botolph's Church in England until he was summoned to court for his Puritanism. He fled to Boston, Massachusetts, where he became a civil and religious leader.
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The rent includes weekly room cleaning, 400 thread count Egyptian cotton John Lewis bedding, a dressing gown and bath mat.
NICK COTTON JOHN Altman's Nick came back to Albert Square to try to kill off his poor old ma Dot three times.