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Cotswold

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Cotswold sheep with long wool originating in the Cotswold Hills
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cotswold An open country abounding in sheepcotes, as in the Cotswold hills, in Gloucestershire, England.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Cotswold Literally, a wold where there are sheep-cotes: the name of a range of hills in Gloucestershire, England.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cotswold kots′wold a breed of sheep
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cot, a cottage or hut + wold, an open country

Usage

In literature:

I wanted something more green and peaceful and habitable, and it was to the Cotswolds that my memory turned with longing.
"Mr. Standfast" by John Buchan
A town in Gloucestershire, near the Cotswold Hills.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Didn't anybody tell you about the Cotswolds?
"The Story of Wool" by Sara Ware Bassett
What are the specific differences between cotswold and merino wool?
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
The COTSWOLD breed arose in the Cotswold hills, in Gloucestershire.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
And the McRaes live at Cotswold; there's a big family of them.
"A Tar-Heel Baron" by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
One was found a few years since plunged up to the hilt in the earth on the Cotswold Hills.
"Notes and Queries, Number 207, October 15, 1853" by Various
In the Cotswolds is the castle of Sudeley, its ruins being in rather good preservation.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Of houses no less typical of the country life of England I can give a further example without quitting the Cotswolds.
"Memoirs of Life and Literature" by W. H. Mallock
A sheep was jocularly called a "Cotsold," or "Cotswold lion," from the extensive pastures in that part of Gloucestershire.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
Meanwhile why should not Michael accompany him to some Cotswold village?
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
Early in May I walked up from the valley to the extreme rim of the Cotswolds, just above our house.
"Rustic Sounds and Other Studies in Literature and Natural History" by Francis Darwin
The Cotswold and Lincolnshire.
"Domestic Animals" by Richard L. Allen
Dangerous unrest among Sussex shepherds and Cotswold cowmen.
"What Not" by Rose Macaulay
There were one or two pens of graded sheep, merinos crossed with Cotswold or Vermont bucks.
"Two Years in Oregon" by Wallis Nash
The Lancastrian army had marched all through the night from Bristol, over the plain between the Cotswold Hills and the Severn.
"Richard III: His Life & Character" by Clements R. Markham
In this district (the Cotswolds) we generally suppose the derivation to be from the rake being an ell in width.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. IV, Number 101, October 4, 1851" by Various
He died at his seat at Alderley Grange in the Cotswold Hills on the 23rd of May 1894.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5" by Various
The Cotswold games, however, were revived at the Restoration.
"Nooks and Corners of Old England" by Allan Fea
Away towards the south-east rise the graceful peaks of the Malvern Hills, with the Cotswolds far beyond them.
"Nooks and Corners of Shropshire" by H. Thornhill Timmins
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In poetry:

There are mummers yet on Cotswold,
Though Will Squele he lies low,
And men sow wheat on headlands
That other men see grow.
"Generations (There are mummers yet on Cotswold)" by Ivor Gurney
He's gone, and all our plans
Are useless indeed.
We'll walk no more on Cotswolds
Where the sheep feed
Quietly and take no heed.
"To His Love" by Ivor Gurney
"COME BACK!" was what the tricklin' brook
an' breezes seemed to say.
"'TIS LONESOME ON THE COTSWOLDS NOW THAT
MARY DREW'S AWAY."
"Homesick" by Fay Inchfawn
Saying how, at an alehouse under Cotswold,
He had made sure of his very Cleopatra,
Drunk with enormous, salvation-con temning
Love for a tinker.
"The Craftsman" by Rudyard Kipling
Little did I dream, England, that you bore me
Under the Cotswold Rills beside the water meadows
To do you dreadful service, here, beyond your borders
And your enfolding seas.
"Strange Service" by Ivor Gurney

In news:

Cotswold House Hotel and Restaurant, The Square, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire GL55 6AN (386 840330), has 15 rooms ($110 to $145).
Cotswold Farm Park, near Guiting Power, is open daily, from 10:30 to 6, from May through September.
The perfect place for Luxury Backpacking is the Cotswold Hills in England, an area of breathtaking beauty and a paradise for walkers.
Away from the edge of the Cotswold escarpment, with its views across farmland below, the land rolls gently downward toward Oxford.
Visitors walk through Batsford Arboretum in the Cotswolds near Moreton-In-Marsh, England.
Burford is a village known as the Gateway to the Cotswolds, a mountainous and beautiful region in the center of southern England.
Jessica Mitford (1917–1996) was the daughter of Lord and Lady Redesdale, and she and her five sisters and one brother grew up in isolation on their parents' Cotswold estate.
In a small town in the English Cotswolds this spring, musicians will assemble for the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.
1 cup grated and packed Fontina or Cotswold cheese.
Next month, Krispy Kreme is supposed to be opening a shop in Cotswold.
A view of the rear garden of Mary and Gordon Hayward at their cottage in Cotswold Hills, England.
Some think Krispy Kreme's Cotswold store might not be a slam-dunk.
This formerly moated residence, nestling in rolling green countryside is situated within extensive gardens & grounds on the edge of the Cotswolds.
Bestseller Beaton's disappointing 23rd Agatha Raisin mystery (after 2011's As the Pig Turns) finds Agatha moony over gardener George Marston, a former soldier who relocated to the Cotswolds after he was wounded in Afghanistan.
The Oxford originated in England from Hampshire x Cotswold crosses and was imported into the US in 1846.
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