Bell cot. (Arch.) See under Bell.

(Cot) n. [AS. cot cottage, bedchamber; or cf. OF. coite, F. couette LL. cottum, cottus, mattress. See Cot a cottage.] A sleeping place of limited size; a little bed; a cradle; a piece of canvas extended by a frame, used as a bed. [Written also cott.]

(Co*tan"gent) n. [For co. tangens, an abbrev. of L. complementi tangens. See Tangent.] (Trig.) The tangent of the complement of an arc or angle. See Illust. of Functions.

(Co*tar"nine) n. [F., fr. narcotine, by transposition of letters.] (Chem.) A white, crystalline substance, C12H13NO3, obtained as a product of the decomposition of narcotine. It has weak basic properties, and is usually regarded as an alkaloid.

(Cote) n. [See 1st Cot.]

1. A cottage or hut. [Obs.]

2. A shed, shelter, or inclosure for small domestic animals, as for sheep or doves.

Watching where shepherds pen their flocks, at eve,
In hurdled cotes.

(Cote), v. t. [Prob. from F. côté side, OF. costet, LL. costatus, costatum, fr. L. costu rib, side: cf. F. côtoyer to go or keep at the side of. See Coast.] To go side by side with; hence, to pass by; to outrun and get before; as, a dog cotes a hare. [Obs.] Drayton.

We coted them on the way, and hither are they coming.

(Cote), v. t. [See Quote.] To quote. [Obs.] Udall.

(Co*tem`po*ra"ne*ous) a. [See Contemporaneous.] Living or being at the same time; contemporaneous.Co*tem`po*ra"ne*ous*ly, adv.Co*tem`po*ra"ne*ous*ness, n.

(Co*tem"po*ra*ry) a. Living or being at the same time; contemporary.

(Co*tem"po*ra*ry), n.; pl. Cotemporaries One who lives at the same time with another; a contemporary.

(Co*ten"ant) n. A tenant in common, or a joint tenant.

(||Co`te*rie") n. [F., prob. from OF. coterie servile tenure, fr. colier cotter; of German origin. See 1st Cot.] A set or circle of persons who meet familiarly, as for social, literary, or other purposes; a clique. "The queen of your coterie." Thackeray.

(Co*ter"mi*nous) a. [Cf. Conterminous.] Bordering; conterminous; — followed by with.

(Cot"gare`) n. Refuse wool. [Obs. or Prov.]

1. A small house; a cottage or hut.

The sheltered cot, the cultivated farm.

2. A pen, coop, or like shelter for small domestic animals, as for sheep or pigeons; a cote.

3. A cover or sheath; as, a roller cot (the clothing of a drawing roller in a spinning frame); a cot for a sore finger.

4. [Cf. Ir. cot.] A small, rudely- formed boat.

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