cosset

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cosset treat with excessive indulgence "grandparents often pamper the children","Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cosset A lamb reared without the aid of the dam. Hence: A pet, in general.
    • v. t Cosset To treat as a pet; to fondle. "She was cosseted and posseted and prayed over and made much of."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cosset A lamb brought up by hand, or without the aid of the dam; a pet lamb.
    • n cosset A pet of any kind.
    • cosset To fondle; make a pet of; nurse fondly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cosset kos′set a lamb reared in the house without a dam: a pet
    • v.t Cosset to fondle
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. AS. cotsetla, cottager, G. kossat, kothsasse, fr. kot, koth, E. (cot,) hut, and cf. also E. cade, a., cot, a cade lamb

Usage

In literature:

When one has one's flowers by the specimen and not by the score, such cossetting is possible.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
He wasn't going to be humiliated by any girl's cossetting, not even hers.
"Dorothy on a Ranch" by Evelyn Raymond
I suggested bed, and warm drinks, and cossetting; but she would have none of it.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
Well would the King, to save his soul, placate and cosset his wife.
"The Fifth Queen Crowned" by Ford Madox Ford
Do you suppose you young married creatures are the only wives who enjoy cosseting their husbands?
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
We'll take it home to Herself and let her cosset it up a bit!
"The Irish Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
And how could any live creeter brook the agony them long steel cossets wuz dealin' the wearer?
"Samantha at Coney Island" by Marietta Holley
Feeling him shiver thus, Katharine drew her white skirts around his shoulders, and cossetted him as if he had been a baby.
"The Brass Bound Box" by Evelyn Raymond
Years before his father had given him a cosset lamb, and now he was the owner of a dozen sheep.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
So Doctor Desprez lived in his house like a fatted calf, warmed and cosseted to his heart's content.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

The women take so little stock
In what I do or say
They'd sooner leave their cosseting
To hear a jackass bray;
My arms are like the twisted thorn
And yet there beauty lay;
"A Man Young And Old: VI. His Memories" by William Butler Yeats

In news:

Juddmonte Farms Inc. Cosset Mizzen Mast Cozzene.
Is Romney a spoiled, cosseted character.
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In science:

Proof: Assume (i) holds: Then the the p-sylow subgroup of G does not belong to H , and we can take as a representative of the pk diferents cossets of H in G, the pk diferent elements of the p-sylow subgroup of G.
Ordered Generating Systems of Finite Non-Abelian Groups
In [?Cosset] such genus two curves were used for factorization of large numbers.
Families of genus two curves with many elliptic subcovers
Then they use the cosset of the corrected results to C2 as the final key.
Secure Reusable Base-String in Quantum Key Distribution
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