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Jul 19, 2012
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coze
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cote
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with Anu Garg

cote

PRONUNCIATION:
(koht)

MEANING:
noun: A shelter for animals.
verb tr.: To pass by.

ETYMOLOGY:
For noun: From Old English cote (cottage). Earliest documented use: before 1034.
For verb: Of uncertain origin. Earliest documented use: 1555.

USAGE:
"The doves in the cote above flutter, as always, and settle down again."
Brian Jackson; Streaming; Routledge; 2012.

"We coted them on the way and hither are they coming to offer you service."
William Shakespeare; Hamlet; 1603.

See more usage examples of cote in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Congratulation: The civility of envy. -Ambrose Bierce, author and editor (1842-1914)

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