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COSE, k[=o]z, _v.i._ to make one's self cosy.--_adj._ COSH (_Scot._), cosy, snug. [See COSY.]

COSECANT, k[=o]-s[=e]'kant, _n._ (_trig._) the secant of the complement of an angle.

COSEISMAL, k[=o]-s[=i]s'mal, _adj._ experiencing an earthquake shock simultaneously at all points.--Also COSEIS'MIC.

CO-SENTIENT, k[=o]-sen'shi-ent, _adj._ perceiving together.


COSHER, kosh'[.e]r, _v.t._ to pamper, to coddle.--_v.i._ to chat in a friendly way.

COSHERY, kosh'[.e]r-i, _n._ the ancient right of an Irish chief to quarter himself and his retainers on his tenantry--also COSH'ERING.--_v.i._ COSH'ER, to live on dependants.--_n._ COSH'ERER. [Ir. _coisir_, a feast.]


CO-SIGNATORY, k[=o]-sig'na-t[=o]-ri, _adj._ uniting with others in signing: one who does so.--_adj._ CO-SIGNIF'ICATIVE, having the same signification.

COSINAGE, kus'n[=a]j, _n._ collateral relationship.--Also COS'ENAGE.

CO-SINE, k[=o]'-s[=i]n, _n._ the sine of the complement of a given angle (whose co-sine it is).

COSMETIC, koz-met'ik, _adj._ improving beauty, esp. that of the complexion.--_n._ a preparation for beautifying the skin and hair.--_adj._ COSMET'ICAL.--_adv._ COSMET'ICALLY.--_v.t._ COSMET'ICISE.--_n._ COSMET'ICISM. [Gr. _kosm[=e]tikos_--_kosmein_--_kosmos_, order.]


COSMOGONY, koz-mog'o-ni, _n._ the theory of the origin of the universe and its inhabitants--also COSMOG'ENY.--_adjs._ COSMOGONET'IC; COSMOG'ONAL, COSMOGON'IC, -AL, relating to cosmogony.--_n._ COSMOG'ONIST, one who speculates on the origin of the universe. [Gr. _kosmogonia_--_kosmos_, and root of _gignesthai_, to be born.]

COSMOGRAPHY, koz-mog'ra-fi, _n._ a description of the world: the science of the constitution of the universe.--_n._ COSMOG'RAPHER.--_adjs._ COSMOGRAPH'IC, -AL. [Gr.,--_kosmos_, and _graphein_, to write.]

COSMOLOGY, koz-mol'o-ji, _n._ the science of the universe as a whole: a treatise on the structure and parts of the system of creation.--_adj._ COSMOLOG'ICAL.--_n._ COSMOL'OGIST, one versed in cosmology.--_adj._ COSMOPLAS'TIC, moulding the universe. [Gr. _kosmos_, and _logia_, discourse.]

COSMOPOLITAN, koz-mo-pol'i-tan, _n._ a citizen of the world: one free from local or national prejudices--also COSMOP'OLITE.--_adj._ belonging to all parts of the world: unprejudiced.--_ns._ COSMOPOL'ITANISM, COSMOP'OLITISM, COSMOPOL'ICY (_Shelley_).--_adjs._ COSMOPOL'ITIC, -POLIT'ICAL. [Gr.

_kosmopolit[=e]s_--_kosmos_, and _polit[=e]s_, a citizen--_polis_, a city.]

COSMORAMA, koz-mo-ra'ma, _n._ a view, or a series of views, of different parts of the world.--_adj._ COSMORAM'IC. [Gr. _kosmos_, and _horama_, a spectacle.]

COSMOS, koz'mos, _n._ the world as an orderly or systematic whole--opp. to _Chaos_: order.--_adjs._ COS'MIC, relating to the cosmos: orderly; COS'MICAL, cosmic: (_astron._) happening at sunrise: rising with the sun.--_adv._ COS'MICALLY.--_ns._ COS'MISM, the notion of the cosmos as a self-existing whole; COS'MIST, a secularist; COS'MOCRAT, ruler of the world.--_adj._ COSMOCRAT'IC.--_ns._ COS'MOLABE, a kind of astrolabe--also _Pantocosm_; COSMOL'ATRY, worship paid to the world; COSMOM'ETRY, the art of measuring the world; COS'MOSPHERE, an apparatus for showing the position of the earth at any given time with reference to the fixed stars; COSMOTH[=E]'ISM, the belief that identifies God with the cosmos: pantheism.--_adjs._ COSMOTHET'IC, -AL, assuming an external world. [Gr.]

CO-SPHERED, k[=o]-sf[=e]rd', _adj._ being in the same sphere.

COSS, kos, _n._ a measure of distance in India, averaging about 1 mile.

[Hindi _k[=o]s_--Sans. _kroca_, a call.]

COSSACK, kos'ak, _n._ one of a people in south-eastern Russia, forming splendid light cavalry. [Turk.]

COSSAS, kos'az, plain muslins. [East Ind.]

COSSET, kos'set, _n._ a lamb reared in the house without a dam: a pet.--_v.t._ to fondle. [Ety. dub.]

COST, kost, _v.t._ to bring a certain price: to require to be laid out or suffered:--_pa.t._ and _pa.p._ cost.--_n._ what is laid out or suffered to obtain anything: (_pl._) expenses of a lawsuit.--_adj._ COST'-FREE, free of charge.--_n._ COST'LINESS.--_adv._ COST'LY, of great cost: high-priced: valuable.--COST PRICE, the price which the merchant pays.--PRIME COST, the price of production, without regard to profit. [O. Fr. _couster_ (Fr.

_couter_)--L. _const[=a]re_, to stand at.]

COSTAL, kos'tal, _adj._ relating to the ribs, or to the side of the body.--_adjs._ COS'T[=A]TE, -D, ribbed: having the appearance of ribs. [L.

_costa_, a rib.]

COSTARD, kos'tard, _n._ a large kind of apple: the human head (contemptuously).--_ns._ COS'TARDMONGER, COS'TER, COS'TERMONGER, a seller of apples and other fruit: an itinerant seller of fruit: a term of abuse.

[Perh. from L. _costa_, a rib.]

COSTEAN, kos-t[=e]n', _v.i._ to try to find a lode by sinking pits down to bed-rock.--_ns._ COST'-BOOK, a book containing the names and shares of the joint adventurers in a mine; COSTEAN'ING; COSTEAN'-PIT. [Corn. _cothas_, dropped, _stean_, tin.]

COSTIVE, kos'tiv, _adj._ having the motion of the bowels too slow: constipated.--_adv._ COS'TIVELY.--_n._ COS'TIVENESS, slowness in the action of the bowels. [Fr. _constipe_. See CONSTIPATE.]

COSTMARY, kost'm[=a]r-i, _n._ a herbaceous perennial composite of southern Europe, introduced from Italy in 1568, and cultivated in gardens for the fragrance of the leaves. [L. _costum_--Gr. _kostos_, an Oriental aromatic plant, and _Maria_, the Virgin Mary.]

COSTREL, kos'trel, _n._ a kind of bottle with ears, to be hung at the waist. [O. Fr. _costerel_.]

COSTUME, kos-t[=u]m', or kos't[=u]m, _n._ the manner of dressing prevalent at a particular period or place: dress, esp. a woman's dress.--_v.t._ to dress.--_p.adj._ COSTUMED'.--_ns._ COSTUM'ER, COSTUM'IER, one who makes or deals in costumes. [Fr.,--It.,--Low L. _costuma_--L. _consuetudo_, custom.]

CO-SUPREME, k[=o]-s[=u]-pr[=e]m', _n._ (_obs._) a sharer with another in supremacy.

CO-SURETY, k[=o]-sh[=oo]r'ti, _n._ one who is surety along with others.

COSY, COZY, k[=o]'zi, _adj._ (_Scot._) snug: comfortable.--_n._ a covering used for a teapot, to keep the tea warm--also TEA'-C[=O]'SY.--_adv._ C[=O]'SILY. [Ety. dub.]

COT, kot, _n._ a small dwelling, a cottage.--_ns._ COT'-FOLK (_Scot._), cottars; COT'-HOUSE, a house occupied by a cottar; COT'-LAND, land belonging to a cottage; COT'-QUEAN (_Shak._), a man who busies himself with women's affairs.--_adj._ COT'TED, lined with cots.--_n._ COT'-TOWN, a number of cot-houses. [A.S. _cot_; cf. Ice. _kot_, Dut. _kot_.]

COT, kot, _n._ a small bed: a swinging bed of canvas, suspended from the beams of a ship, for the officers: a bed for a child, a crib.

[Anglo-Ind.--Hind. _kh[=a]t_.]

COT, kot, _n._ a small boat. [Ir.]

CO-TANGENT, k[=o]-tan'jent, _n._ the tangent of the complement of an angle.

COTE, k[=o]t, _n._ a cot: a place for animals, as _dove-cote_ or _dove-cot_, _sheep-cote_. [A.S. _cote_. Cf. COT (1).]

COTE, k[=o]t, _v.t._ to pass by: to outstrip, leave behind. [Der. obscure; perh. conn. with COAST.]


CO-TENANT, k[=o]-ten'ant, _n._ one who is a tenant along with another.--_n._ CO-TEN'ANCY.

COTERIE, k[=o]'te-r[=e], _n._ a number of persons meeting familiarly for social, literary, or other purposes. [Fr.; orig. a number of peasants obtaining a joint tenure of land from a lord--Low L. _cota_, a hut. See COT.]


COTHURN, k[=o]'thurn, COTHURNUS, k[=o]-thur'nus, _n._ a buskin or high boot laced in front, worn in tragic performances. [L. _cothurnus_--Gr.


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