cosy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cosy enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space "a cozy nook near the fire","snug in bed","a snug little apartment"
    • n cosy a padded cloth covering to keep a teapot warm
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Cosy See Cozy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cosy See cozy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Cosy kō′zi (Scot.) snug: comfortable
    • n Cosy a covering used for a teapot, to keep the tea warm—also Tea′-cō′sy
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Usage

In literature:

The study looked very cosy when we entered it, and Uncle Max gave us a warm welcome.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Little Ellen was bending over the table, putting the tea-cosy over Richard's egg.
"The Judge" by Rebecca West
The Manchesters are cosy behind the best built schanzes in the environs of Ladysmith.
"From Capetown to Ladysmith" by G. W. Steevens
Then he went whistling down the road into the village, past the old grey church, and up to a cosy little cottage in a cosy little garden.
"Miscellanea" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
The window was covered with a red curtain, and the cosy warmth of the place sent a glow of comfort through Nan.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
A nice, cosy beehive it made, filled to the throat with waxen cells.
"Little Prudy's Dotty Dimple" by Sophie May
I have another chair in my corner, and we'll have a cosy time.
"Jewel's Story Book" by Clara Louise Burnham
He had lived in it ever since, feeling gorgeous and cosy.
"The Upas Tree" by Florence L. Barclay
I'm writing this in a jolly Boche dug-out, all panelled and cosy.
"Letters to Helen" by Keith Henderson
The lamp on the table was alight, the teacups ready, and a bright fire made the room cosy.
"The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
Come into my bed-room; perhaps you will take off your hat there; then we shall be what English people call 'cosy.
"The Chink in the Armour" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
The basket seemed a cosy place.
"The Bobbsey Twins at the County Fair" by Laura Lee Hope
There was always something bright about the rectory, and how small and cosy Henry Dale's study was.
"John Ward, Preacher" by Margaret Deland
She voted for cosiness: so the 'Sailor's Return' it is, with roast ducks and a boiled leg of mutton and plain gin-and-water.
"News from the Duchy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Meanwhile, Mrs. Tresslyn had reported to Anne, in the cosy little boudoir at the top of the house in the Seventies.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
The Victorian novel was a thing entirely Victorian; quite unique and suited to a sort of cosiness in that country and that age.
"The Victorian Age in Literature" by G. K. Chesterton
It was the cosy hour when sportsmen collect about the fireside with noisy talk of the day's achievements.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
Everything was so neat, and pleasant, and cosy at home!
"Lill's Travels in Santa Claus Land and other Stories" by Ellis Towne, Sophie May and Ella Farman
It was really rather cosy.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
I don't see how you manage to make a room so cosy!
"Jill the Reckless" by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
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In poetry:

Queen of the song-realm, what doest thou?
Up amid the leaflets, rocking on the bough,
Ah! little trickster, building thee a nest,
Cosy, soft and warm, for thy wee ones to rest.
"To The Mock-Bird" by Mary Weston Fordham
See how they tilt their pretty heads aside:
When women make that move they always please.
What cosy homes birds make in leafy walls
That Nature's love has ruined--and the trees.
"Birds" by William H Davies
In fat—ribbed fallows
The lapwings nest,
And the home—coming swallows
Seek out where best
They may build, with a love that is sure and stable,
Their cosy cribs under last year's gable.
"Another Spring Carol" by Alfred Austin
Noo I'll dauner awa' up by Carlincraft Burn,
An' roun' by auld Hornock I'll tak' a bit turn,
Sae lown an' sae lanely that wee cosie neuk,
To think what they've made o't I canna weel bruck.
"A Wheen Aul' Memories" by Janet Hamilton
And all the winter long 't is I
Who bless its sheer monotony --
Its scorn of days, which cares no whit
For time, except to measure it:
The prosy, dozy, cosy clock,
Nic-noc, nic-noc, nic-noc!
"The Old Clock" by John Charles McNeill
Little Ted has ears and eyes,
And how can he keep from knowing
Just where the cosy treasure lies,
When bobolink, coming, going,
Shouts, plain as plain can be,
"Here, here is a nest! See! see!"
"Foolish Bobolink" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

The new branch is within walking distance of such like-minded businesses as Cosi, Marvelous Market, and the similar La Madeleine, which also has a menu of just-baked baguettes , soups du jour, flaky croissants, and field green salads.
Penguins find safe haven in cosy cove.
Salt, sketches, caves and cosy cushions.
Cosy 's Corner: Coaches share tryout tips.
Cosy Burnett is a top 2013 volleyball recruit from Rancho Santa Fe, Calif She plays outside hitter and opposite for La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, Calif.) and Coast Volleyball Club in San Diego.
Cosy 's Corner: Go camping.
Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Get Cosy Over Lunch The couple arrive together for lunch at Soho House in Los Angeles.
Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Get Cosy Over Lunch The couple enjoyed lunch at Soho House, Los Angeles.
Cosy 's Corner: Meet Kacey Nady.
Cosy 's Corner: Meet Ashten Gooden-Smith.
Cosy 's Corner: Digging our dads.
Cosy 's Corner: Meet Breanna Barksdale.
Cosy 's Corner: Parental guidance required.
Cosy 's Corner: 5 tips for nationals.
Cosy 's Corner: It's always been BYU.
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In science:

The first test measurement of the analysing power for the ~p p → p ph reaction at the excess energy of Q = 40 MeV has been performed by the COSY-11 collaboration in the year 2001.
Summary of studies of the eta meson production with polarized proton beam at COSY-11
Further investigations were necessary and two additional experiments devoted to the determination of the analysing power for the ~p p → p ph reaction in the close-tothreshold region have been performed by the COSY-11 collaboration.
Summary of studies of the eta meson production with polarized proton beam at COSY-11
The COSY-11 detection setup is an asymmetrical aparatus, hence in the case of the ~p p → p ph reaction, the acceptance for events where the h meson is produced to the left side with respect to the polarisation plane is far larger as compared to the events where it is emitted to the right.
Summary of studies of the eta meson production with polarized proton beam at COSY-11
Additionally, the acceptance of the COSY-11 facility allows to register only events scattered near the horizontal plane.
Summary of studies of the eta meson production with polarized proton beam at COSY-11
P↑(↓) standing for the polarisation degree corresponding to spin up and down modes, E(qh) being the efficiency of the COSY-11 facility for detecting th e h meson emitted to the left side at the qh angle and L↑(↓) denoting the luminosity during the beam polarisation up and down.
Summary of studies of the eta meson production with polarized proton beam at COSY-11
In the run at the excess energy of Q = 10 MeV the COSY-11 polarimeter has been used as the main equipment to extract the information about the value of the polarisation degree.
Summary of studies of the eta meson production with polarized proton beam at COSY-11
During this run a cross-check of the method was done by means of the COSY polarimeter , and for the measurement at the excess energy of Q = 36 MeV the EDDA detection setup has been exploited.
Summary of studies of the eta meson production with polarized proton beam at COSY-11
The first hyperon production studies at COSY-11 were perform ed for the L channel.
Summary of the COSY-11 Measurements of Hyperon Production
In order to reduce systematical errors further data were taken in the supercycle mode of COSY operation which allows to switch the beam momentum betweeen two successive COSY cycles.
Summary of the COSY-11 Measurements of Hyperon Production
This was done by a Dalitz plot analysis of the COSY-11 L production data in order to extract the L-p scattering length .
Summary of the COSY-11 Measurements of Hyperon Production
In order to extract the spin triplet scattering length of the L p system a measurement with polarized beam has been performed at COSY-11.
Summary of the COSY-11 Measurements of Hyperon Production
Besides COSY-11 also other COSY experiments studied hyperon production.
Summary of the COSY-11 Measurements of Hyperon Production
But to what extent the resonance excitation contributs to the COSY-11 data close to threshold is not clear.
Summary of the COSY-11 Measurements of Hyperon Production
Data of the p p → nK+S+ reaction have been taken at 93 and 128 MeV excess energy which don’t show such a high cross section as the COSY-11 data at lower excess energies but are consistent with model predictions .
Summary of the COSY-11 Measurements of Hyperon Production
The hyperon production studies of the COSY-11 collaboration resulted in precise cross section data of the reaction channels p p → pK+L and p p → pK+S0 from the production threshold up to about 90 MeV excess energy where no data were available at all.
Summary of the COSY-11 Measurements of Hyperon Production
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