(Co*hib"it) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cohibited; p. pr. & vb. n. Cohibiting.] [L. cohibitus, p. p. of
cohibere to confine; co- + habere to hold.] To restrain. [Obs.] Bailey.
(Co`hi*bi"tion) n. [L. cohibitio.] Hindrance; restraint. [Obs.]
(Co`ho*bate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cohobated; p. pr. & vb. n. Cohobating.] [LL. cohobare; prob.
of Arabic origin: cf. F. cohober.] (Anc. Chem.) To repeat the distillation of, pouring the liquor back
upon the matter remaining in the vessel. Arbuthnot.
(Co`ho*ba"tion) n. [Cf. F. cohobation.] (Anc. Chem.) The process of cohobating. Grew.
(Co"horn) n. (Mil.) See Coehorn.
(Co"hort) n. [L. cohors, prop. an inclosure: cf. F. cohorte. See Court, n.]
1. (Rom. Antiq.) A body of about five or six hundred soldiers; the tenth part of a legion.
2. Any band or body of warriors.
With him the cohort bright
Of watchful cherubim.
3. (Bot.) A natural group of orders of plants, less comprehensive than a class.
(Co"hosh) n. (Bot.) A perennial American herb (Caulophyllum thalictroides), whose rootstock
is used in medicine; also called pappoose root. The name is sometimes also given to the Cimicifuga
racemosa, and to two species of Actæa, plants of the Crowfoot family.
(Coif) n. [OF. coife, F. coiffe, LL. cofea, cuphia, fr. OHG. kuppa, kuppha, miter, perh. fr. L.
cupa tub. See Cup, n.; but cf. also Cop, Cuff the article of dress, Quoif, n.] A cap. Specifically:
(a) A close-fitting cap covering the sides of the head, like a small hood without a cape. (b) An official
headdress, such as that worn by certain judges in England. [Written also quoif.]
From point and saucy ermine down
To the plain coif and russet gown.
The judges, . . . althout they are not of the first magnitude, nor need be of the degree of the coif, yet
are they considerable.
(Coif) v. t. [Cf. F. coiffer.] To cover or dress with, or as with, a coif.
And coif me, where I'm bald, with flowers.
J. G. Cooper.
(Coifed) a. Wearing a coif.
(Coif"fure) n. [F., fr. coiffer. See Coif.] A headdress, or manner of dressing the hair. Addison.
(Coigne) n. [See Coin, n.] A quoin.
See you yound coigne of the Capitol? yon corner stone?
(Coigne, Coign"y) n. The practice of quartering one's self as landlord on a tenant; a quartering
of one's self on anybody. [Ireland] Spenser.
(Coil) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coiled (koild); p. pr. & vb. n. Coiling.] [OF. coillir, F. cueillir, to collect,
gather together, L. coligere; col- + legere to gather. See Legend, and cf. Cull, v. t., Collect.]
1. To wind cylindrically or spirally; as, to coil a rope when not in use; the snake coiled itself before springing.