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coss

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coss (in India) a unit of length having different values in different localities
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Coss kŏs A Hindoo measure of distance, varying from one and a half to two English miles.
    • n Coss A thing (only in phrase below).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n coss A kiss.
    • n coss The unknown quantity in an algebraic problem. Also cos, cosa.
    • n coss In India, a road-measure of variable extent, ranging from 1 to 2 miles (rarely more), being usually about 1½ miles, especially in Bengal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Coss kos a measure of distance in India, averaging about 1¾ mile.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Pers. kōs, a road measure of about two miles; or Skr. krōça,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Hindi kōs—Sans. kroça, a call.

Usage

In literature:

You may perceive that I had not carried my heroic projects with regard to madame de Cosse into execution.
"Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry" by Etienne Leon Lamothe-Langon
You may perceive that I had not carried my heroic projects with regard to madame de Cosse into execution.
"Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry" by Baron Etienne Leon Lamothe-Langon
M. de Cosse answered that I remained at full liberty.
"Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, Complete" by Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre
I, therefore, refused this offer of Cosse, lest other creditors should hear of the arrangement, and force him to make a similar one with them.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
The Prince replied by a reference to the statements which he had already made to Marechal de Cosse.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74" by John Lothrop Motley
Of coss, I don't say you could ever be another Mewnay-Sooyay.
"Harlequin and Columbine" by Booth Tarkington
However, there was still some salad left, some large coss lettuce leaves soaked with oil.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
With these we went ten coss, when we pitched our tents in a plain, barricading ourselves as usual with our carts.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX." by Robert Kerr
There are two cosses, the Hindoostanee, and the Rajeput, the former being 44-4/9 to a degree, and the latter 32.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII." by Robert Kerr
I shouldn't be surprised if he tries to get his information from Cosse himself.
"For The Admiral" by W.J. Marx
Mittunkote appears, from a distance of two coss, a place of some size, with a somewhat conspicuous dome.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
From its flat roof a body of horse had been seen in the distance, nearly a coss away.
"In Clive's Command" by Herbert Strang
He's a fooil 'at sits an' mumps 'Coss some troubles hem him raand!
"Yorkshire Ditties, First Series" by John Hartley
Cos, island of (coss), 104.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
SEVERO ET QVINTIN COSS.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Accius tragoediarum scriptor clarus habetur, natus Mancino et Serrano coss.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
Cosse was avaricious, and would sell all his friends for ten crowns.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
The Duke de Brissac is called M. Cosse; the Duke de Caraman, M. Riquet; the Duke d'Aiguillon, M. Vignerot.
"Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty" by Imbert de Saint-Amand
Sebastiano Doppenstenio, Casparo Clugio Coss.
"The Dance of Death" by Francis Douce
Then came the Cosse incident; at least, then it began.
"Superwomen" by Albert Payson Terhune
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In poetry:

Aw think it's coss he isn't here,
'At maks her e'en soa dim;
Shoo says, he'll nivver come to us,
But we may goa to him.
"The Old Bachelor's Story" by John Hartley
An shoo saved em until shoo gat three,
But this mornin away shoo went aght,
An spent em o' bacca for me,
'Coss shoo thowt aw luk'd looansum withaat.
"Lamentin' An Repentin'" by John Hartley
He's a fooil 'at sits an mumps
'Coss some troubles hem him raand!
Man mud allus be i'th dumps,
If he sulk'd 'coss fortun fraand;
Th' time 'll come for th' sky to clear:--
Let's ha faith, an persevere.
"Persevere" by John Hartley
He loves his mother withaat daat,
Tho' shoo gies him monny a claat;
An he says, "Aw'll tell mi Dad,"
Which ov coorse maks mother mad;
Then he snoozles on her knee,
For shoo loves him 'coss shoo loves me.
"Dad's Lad" by John Hartley
Aw didn't love thi 'coss thi face
Wor fair to see:
For tha wor th' plainest lass i'th' place,
An as for me,
They called me "nooasy," "long-legs," "walkin prop,"
An sed aw freetened customers throo th' shop.
"What Wor It?" by John Hartley

In news:

The Mexican government announced the arrest of "El Coss," leader of the Gulf Cartel.
Are you happy with Carl Trujillo´s win over Mayor David Coss in HD 46.
Yes, but mainly because Coss shouldn´t hold two seats at once.
Coss would have done a better job.
Gulf Cartel supreme leader 'El Coss ' reported captured in Tampico.
Electric upgrade needed at Don Coss Stadium to support improvements.
Notable deaths in sports, A to M. Mexico captures Gulf drug cartel boss 'El Coss ', says navy.
Matt Coss is here to break down the chances of Davenport Central beating North Scott at Brady Street Stadium tonight.
Matt Coss of the Quad City Times and QCVarsity.com visit with Steve Ketelaar and Dan Kennedy to preview the Bettendorf/Assumption game at Brady Street Stadium tonight.
A week ago at Mahoning Valley Speedway, Roger Coss led for the better portion of the Modified feature before yielding the lead to eventual winner Nevin George.
SIMONSON, Emma Dorothy Coss, 85, of Beallsville, died Wednesday in the Barnesville Health Care Center.
Matt Coss of the Quad City Times previews tonight's game, as well as a look back at that lopsided Davenport Central victory over Davenport North 75 to nothing.
Capture of 'El Coss ' signals tremors in drug war.
In an hour, Santa Fe Mayor David Coss will deliver his 2011 State of the City address.
A political action committee associated with Gov Susana Martinez is faced with an ethics complaint brought by Santa Fe Mayor David Coss.
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In science:

The Cauchy foliation slices the worldtube into spherical coss-sections.
Characteristic Evolution and Matching
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