Coney and curry

Johnyxxx

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Hello,

Can anybody tell me what the bold text means?

‘Besides, we had had words again, and though I can stretch a point with a friend and no harm done, I’m not a man to come coneying and currying favour. Let him get his own drinks, was my feeling in the matter. And you can hardly call me to blame if he did. There was the pantry window hanging wide open in the shade of the trees – and day after day of scorching sun and not a breath to breathe. And there was the ruin of him within arm’s reach from outside, and a water tap handy, too. Very inviting, I’ll allow.

Crewe, Walter de la Mare, 1929

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emsr2d2

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I have no idea about "coneying" but "to curry favour" is a fairly common phrase.
 
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