cot

Definitions

  • Child's High Chair and Cot
    Child's High Chair and Cot
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cot a small bed that folds up for storage or transport
    • n cot baby bed with high sides made of slats
    • n cot a sheath worn to protect a finger
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Two Cots Were Shoved Together Under a Spreading Tree Two Cots Were Shoved Together Under a Spreading Tree

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cot A cover or sheath; as, a roller cotthe clothing of a drawing roller in a spinning frame); a cot for a sore finger. See also finger cot.
    • Cot A pen, coop, or like shelter for small domestic animals, as for sheep or pigeons; a cote.
    • n Cot kŏt A sleeping place of limited size; a little bed; a cradle; a piece of canvas extended by a frame, used as a bed.
    • Cot A small house; a cottage or hut. "The sheltered cot , the cultivated farm."
    • Cot A small, rudely-formed boat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cot A small house; a cottage; a hut; a mean habitation.
    • n cot A small bed or crib for a child to sleep in; also, a portable bed formed of canvas, webbing, or other material fastened to a light frame, often made cross-legged to permit folding up. Also called cot-bed.
    • n cot Nautical, a swinging bed or hammock of canvas, stiffened by a wooden frame, and having upright sides of canvas to protect the sleeper. It is slung on lanyards called “clues,” and secured to hooks in the carlines or deck-beams. It differs from the hammock in the frame and upright sides, and in not being capable of being rolled up and stowed in the nettings. It is now rarely used except in the sick-bay aboard a man-of-war, but was very common in crowded quarters for officers in the American navy up to 1865.
    • n cot A leather cover for a finger, used to protect the finger when it is injured or sore, or to shield it from injury, as in dissecting; a finger-stall.
    • n cot A sheath or sleeve, as the clothing for a drawing-roller in a spinning-frame.
    • n cot Refuse wool.
    • n cot A fleece of wool matted together; a lock of wool or hair clung together.
    • n cot A little boat.
    • n cot An effeminate person.
    • n cot An abbreviation of cotangent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cot kot a small dwelling, a cottage
    • n Cot kot a small bed: a swinging bed of canvas, suspended from the beams of a ship, for the officers: a bed for a child, a crib.
    • n Cot kot a small boat.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. cot, cote, AS. cot, cote, cottage; akin to D. & Icel. kot, G. koth, kot, kothe,. Cf. Coat
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ir.

Usage

In literature:

Miss Campbell glanced placidly down the line of white cots.
"The Motor Maids at Sunrise Camp" by Katherine Stokes
Once she sprang nervously to her feet and passed over to the cot.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
He stepped to the side of the cot and looked searchingly into the passive face on the pillow.
"Flamsted quarries" by Mary E. Waller
And late that night she smiled broadly in the darkness when the low sound of stifled sobs came from the direction of the girl's cot.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
James had a little cot in the corner of grandmother's room.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Even the mattresses on the accelleration cots had been torn open, the spring-stuffing tossed about helter-skelter.
"Gold in the Sky" by Alan Edward Nourse
Carita lay on one of the little hospital cots, her eyes closed, her face almost as white as the sheet that was drawn up close about her.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
At night she was given a cot next to Olga's.
"The Torch Bearer" by I. T. Thurston
I got a little room fer you an' a big one I can put three cots in.
"Dave Porter in the Gold Fields" by Edward Stratemeyer
Jim sat limply on the edge of a cot and told Dennis what had happened.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
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In poetry:

There, on the hill,—
Heavenly might!
But enough glow
Thither to wend,
Where is my cot!
"The Wanderer's Storm-Song" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Gie me a little humble cot,
A bit o' garden graand,
Set in some quiet an' sheltered spot,
Wi' hills an' trees all raand;
"What Aw Want" by John Hartley
She draws me to her lonely cot
Ayont the Tulloch Hill;
And, laughing, draws me to her door
And, laughing, holds me still.
"The Enchantress" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
The frugal meal, the lowly cot
If blest my love with thee!
That simple fare, that humble lot,
Were more than wealth to me.
"A Song" by Helen Maria Williams
In the cot beside the water,
The white cot by the white water,
English cot by English water
That shall see the German sea.
"The German Legion" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
The old Queen had of beds a score;
A cot have I and ask no more.
For when the last is said and done
One can but die in one.
"Washerwife" by Robert W Service

In news:

The Marion, Hillsboro, and Peabody ambulances each have a power cot already.
Those nuns are mean old clams and they sleep in cots and they're allowed to hit you.
Children suffering cholera symptoms lie on cots as they receive serum at a hospital run by the relief organization Doctors Without Borders in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012.
AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALD Cots sit ready at Salvation Army Mississippi Gulf Coast cold weather shelter in Gulfport on Monday, November 12, 2012.
Mike Valaskatgis slept in his National Grid truck for two nights, and then on a cot two more nights before getting a bed in a hotel room during a 10-day visit to New York last month to help in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
The VPT5-2800D is part of the VPT Series, VPT's line of high reliability, COTS DC-DC converters offering power outputs from 5 to 200W.
Andrew Coté Theme: Urban Agriculture Age: 30 plus Occupation: Urban Beekeeper Location: New York, NY Website: www.
Oakland's A Coté moves back to the top.
Singer Gina Barrington performs with guitarist Allen Coté in the Tap Milwaukee studio.
The diapers will go to families served by COTS.
During this second COTS mission, SpaceX will attempt to dock its Dragon spacecraft with the ISS--assuming that NASA gives it the go-ahead if everything looks good once in LEO.
Dickie era at COT ends with minimalist Mozart.
Tenants' nerves fray at Jersey City complex as sleeping on cots gets old.
"The real danger is the skewed public perception of the danger of honeybees," said Andrew Coté, of the New York City Beekeepers Association.
To Leverage the Advances of AIS Rugged COTS Technology for Multiple Defense Applications.
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In science:

The horizontal component of back-reaction tension force acting on the test-mass is Ffiber = Ff 0 eiωt = −M gk cot(k l)X0 eiωt .
Creep events and creep noise in gravitational-wave interferometers: basic formalism and stationary limit
For a fixed pp center-of-mass energy, the inclusive cross section is a non-trivial function of two variables: η , the jet pseudorapidity (≡ log cot θ/2, where θ is the polar angle), and the transverse energy, Et .
QCD Tests in Proton-Antiproton Collisions
Here the overall couplings are defined as gW W γ = e and gW W Z = e cot θW , Wµν = ∂µWν − ∂νWµ , and Vµν = ∂µVν − ∂ν Vµ .
ANOMALOUS GAUGE BOSON INTERACTIONS
A∗ + µ cot β are all taken to be of order 100 GeV.
Phases in the MSSM
These null coordinates are not the equivalent of Kruskal coordinates x± , which are defined by v = GM tan(x+ /2GM ), u = GM cot(x− /2GM ).
Black hole thermodynamics from quantum gravity
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