(Cost"less) a. Costing nothing.

(Cost"lewe) a. Costly. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Cost"li*ness) n. The quality of being costy; expensiveness; sumptuousness.

(Cost"ly) a. [From Cost expense.]

1. Of great cost; expensive; dear.

He had fitted up his palace in the most costly and sumptuous style, for the accomodation of the princess.

2. Gorgeous; sumptuous. [Poetic.]

To show how costly summer was at hand.

(Cost"ma*ry) n. [L. costum an Oriental aromatic plant (Gr. cf. Ar. kost, kust) + Maria Mary. Cf. Alecost.] (Bot.) A garden plant (Chrysanthemum Balsamita) having a strong balsamic smell, and nearly allied to tansy. It is used as a pot herb and salad plant and in flavoring ale and beer. Called also alecost.

(Cos"to*tome) n. [Costa + Gr. to cut.] An instrument (chisel or shears) to cut the ribs and open the thoracic cavity, in post-mortem examinations and dissections. Knight.

(Cos"trel) n. [CF. W. costrel, OF. costrel, LL. costrellum, a liquid measure, costrellus a wine cup.] A bottle of leather, earthenware, or wood, having ears by which it was suspended at the side. [Archaic]

A youth, that, following with a costrel, bore
The means of goodly welcome, flesh and wine.

(Cos"tume`) n. [F. costume, It. costume custom, dress, fr. L. consuetumen for consuetudo custom. See Custom, and cf. Consuetude.]

1. Dress in general; esp., the distinctive style of dress of a people, class, or period.

2. Such an arrangement of accessories, as in a picture, statue, poem, or play, as is appropriate to the time, place, or other circumstances represented or described.

I began last night to read Walter Scott's Lay of the Last Minstrel . . . .I was extremely delighted with the poetical beauty of some parts . . . .The costume, too, is admirable.
Sir J. Mackintosh.

3. A character dress, used at fancy balls or for dramatic purposes.

(Cos"tum`er) n. One who makes or deals in costumes, as for theaters, fancy balls, etc.

(Co-suf"fer*er) n. One who suffers with another. Wycherley.

(Co`su*preme") n. A partaker of supremacy; one jointly supreme. Shak.

(Co*sure"ty) n.; pl. Cosureties One who is surety with another.

(Co"sy) a. See Cozy.

(Cot) n. [OE. cot, cote, AS. cot, cote, cottage; akin to D. & Icel. kot, G. koth, kot, kothe. Cf. Coat.]

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