• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cotta A kind of very coarse woolen blanket.
    • Cotta (Eccl) A surplice, in England and America usually one shorter and less full than the ordinary surplice and with short sleeves, or sometimes none.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cotta A short surplice, either sleeveless or having half-sleeves.
    • n cotta A sort of blanket made of the coarsest wool.
    • n cotta Same as cota.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cotta kot′a a surplice.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. See Coat
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. cotta.


In literature:

There is a terra-cotta medallion of Constantino Copronymus on the facade.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
Stool of plain terra cotta 154 281.
"Ancient art of the province of Chiriqui, Colombia" by William Henry Holmes
This is built of marble and glazed terra-cotta.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
He is then refuted by Cotta.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Cotta, it will be remembered, was a physician at Northampton.
"A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718" by Wallace Notestein
All the caves have been originally plastered in a sort of terra cotta or ocher stucco.
"Through Our Unknown Southwest" by Agnes C. Laut
Better make up your mind to have them terra-cotta facings.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
In the moldings surrounding these, are very exquisite little figures of early sixteenth-century work executed in terra-cotta.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
Directly ahead of him loomed the Grunewald, a splendid tower of white brick and terra-cotta.
"The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure" by Rex Beach
JOHANN FRIEDRICH COTTA (1701-1779), the theologian, was born on the 12th of March 1701, the son of Johann Georg Cotta (2).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5" by Various

In poetry:

An ancient terra-cotta Faun,
A laughing note in 'mid the green,
Grins at us from the central lawn,
With secret and sarcastic mien.
"Le Faune" by Paul Verlaine
Fall's terra-cotta-colored flowers,
Whose disks the trickling wet has tinged
With dingy lustre when the bower's
Thin, flame-flecked leaves the frost has singed;
"A Dark Day" by Madison Julius Cawein
She wore a 'terra-cotta' dress,
And we stayed, because of the pelting storm,
Within the hansom's dry recess,
Though the horse had stopped; yea, motionless
We sat on, snug and warm.
"A Thunderstorm In Town" by Thomas Hardy
The pansies on your window-sill
In terra cotta flowerpot,
Like royal gold and purple frill
Upon the stony casement wrought,
Adorned your tasteful domicile
And claimed your time and care and thought.
"Supplicating" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Terra Cotta champ Constable leads locals at PGA Tour Q School.
Reigning Terra Cotta Invitational champion Donald Constable is tied for 23rd to lead three players with local ties after the second round of the PGA Tour Qualifying School Finals at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.
Ivory cast-terra-cotta cornucopia West Elm.
China finds over 100 new terra- cotta warriors.
One I particularly like is the Safeway Select Panna Cotta at Tom Thumb.
Panna cotta is a silky custard that's made with gelatin instead of eggs and often topped with fresh fruit.
His piece "Site 2801," on display at Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Calif, reflects a re-imagined terra cotta army -- 200 warriors interspersed with 10 modern-looking soldiers, symbolizing an unchanged feeling of militarism.
Here's a Panna Cotta recipe that reflects the flavors of the season.
I have experimented with several panna cotta recipes and find this one the most appealing.
Panna cotta is a chilled Italian-style dessert with a custard consistency.
It may have a fancy name but this panna cotta recipe is easy as can be.
China's terra cotta warriors to stand guard at the MIA.
Ann Kirk's Buttermilk Panna Cotta .
Panna Cotta with Red Fruit Sauce.
Yes, it's pure, but this panna cotta heart is hardly innocent.

In science:

Bonora, L. and Cotta-Ramusino, P.: Some remarks on BRS transformations, anomalies and cohomology of the Lie algebra of the group of gauge transformations.
Lagrangian symmetries and supersymmetries depending on derivatives. Global analysis
The authors warmly thank Angelo Cotta Ramusino and Roberto Malaguti from INFN Sezione di Ferrara for taking care of the layout and realization of the CLARO-CMOS test board, with which all the characterization and tests presented in this paper were performed.
CLARO-CMOS, a very low power ASIC for fast photon counting with pixellated photodetectors
Stamatescu (Klett Cotta); Time and the interpretation of quantum gravity Syracuse University Preprint, April 1992.
What can we learn from the study of non-perturbative quantum general relativity?