(||Co`ry`phée") n. [F.] (Drama) A ballet dancer.
(Cor"y*phene`) n. [NL. coryphena, fr. Gr. koryfh` head, summit, peak: cf. F. coryphène.]
(Zoöl.) A fish of the genus Coryphæna. See Dolphin. (2)
(Cor`y*phe"us) n.; pl. E. Corypheuses L. Coryphei [L. coryphaeus, fr. Gr. fr. koryfh`
head.] (Gr. Antiq.) The conductor, chief, or leader of the dramatic chorus; hence, the chief or leader of
a party or interest.
That noted corypheus [Dr. John Owen] of the Independent faction.
(||Co*ryph"o*don) n. [Gr. koryfh` head, peak + tooth.] (Palen.) A genus of extinct mammals
from the eocene tertiary of Europe and America. Its species varied in size between the tapir and rhinoceros,
and were allied to those animals, but had short, plantigrade, five-toed feet, like the elephant.
(Co*ryph"o*dont) a. (Paleon.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the genus Coryphodon.
(||Co*ry"za) n. [NL., fr. Gr. catarh.] (Med.) Nasal catarrh.
(Cos*cin"o*man`cy) n. -mancy.]> Divination by means of a suspended sieve.
(||Cos`co*ro"ba) n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) A large, white, South American duck, of the genus
Cascoroba, resembling a swan.
(Co*se"cant) n. [For co. secans, an abbrev. of L. complementi secans.] (Trig.) The secant
of the complement of an arc or angle. See Illust. of Functions.
(Cos"en) v. t. See Cozen.
(Cos"en*age) n. See Cozenage.
(Cos"en*ing), n. (O. Eng. Law) Anything done deceitfully, and which could not be properly
designated by any special name, whether belonging to contracts or not. Burrill.
(Co*sen"tient) a. Perceiving together.
(Co"sey) a. See Cozy. Dickens.
(Cosh"er) v. t. [Ir. cosair a feast, a banquet? or cf. F. coucher to lie. Cf. Couch, Coshering.]
1. (Old Law) To levy certain exactions or tribute upon; to lodge and eat at the expense of. See Coshering.
2. To treat with hospitality; to pet. [Ireland]
(Cosh"er*er) n. One who coshers.
(Cosh"er*ing), n. (Old Law) A feudal prerogative of the lord of the soil entitling him to lodging
and food at his tenant's house. Burrill.
Sometimes he contrived, in deflance of the law, to live by coshering, that is to say, by quartering himself
on the old tentants of his family, who, wretched as was their own condition, could not refuse a portion of
their pittance to one whom they still regarded as their rightful lord.
(Co"sier) n. [Cf. OF. coussier maker of mattresses; or couseor tailor, fr. OF. & F. coudre, p. p.
cousu to sew, fr. L. consuere to sew together; con- + seure to sew. See Sew to stitch.] A tailor who
botches his work. [Obs.] Shak.