Nephews and cousins...
Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on December 17, 1997 at 08:08:46:
In response to british kinship system, written by jennifer on December 16, 1997 at 21:18:33
Up to the mid 18th century or so, the word "cousin" was frequently used in a vague way to cover nieces and nephews, but this was pretty much obsolete by Jane Austen's time (and the reverse didn't happen).
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