(Cot"taged) a. Set or covered with cottages.
Even humble Harting's cottaged vale.
(Cot"tage*ly) a. Cottagelike; suitable for a cottage; rustic. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.
1. One who lives in a cottage.
2. (Law) One who lives on the common, without paying any rent, or having land of his own.
(Cot"ter, Cot"tar) n. [LL. cotarius, cottarius, coterius. See Cot.] A cottager; a cottier. Burns.
Through Sandwich Notch the West Wind sang
Good morrow to the cotter.
1. A piece of wood or metal, commonly wedge- shaped, used for fastening together parts of a machine
or structure. It is driven into an opening through one or all of the parts. [See Illust.] In the United States
a cotter is commonly called a key.
2. A toggle.
(Cot"ter), v. t. To fasten with a cotter.
(Cot"ti*er) n. [OF. cotier. See Coterie, and cf. Cotter.] In Great Britain and Ireland, a person
who hires a small cottage, with or without a plot of land. Cottiers commonly aid in the work of the landlord's
farm. [Written also cottar and cotter.]
(Cot"tise) n. [Cf. F. c&ocitté side, L. costa rib.] (Her.) A diminutive of the bendlet, containing
one half its area or one quarter the area of the bend. When a single cottise is used alone it is often
called a cost. See also Couple-close.
(Cot"tised) a. (Her.) Set between two cottises, said of a bend; or between two barrulets,
said of a bar or fess.
(Cot"toid) a. [NL. cottus sculpin + -oid.] (Zoöl.) Like a fish of the genus Cottus. n. A fish
belonging to, or resembling, the genus Cottus. See Sculpin.
(Cot"to*lene`) n. A product from cotton-seed, used as lard.
(Cot"ton) n. [F. coton, Sp. algodon the cotton plant and its wool, coton printed cotton, cloth,
fr. Ar. qutun, alqutun, cotton wool. Cf. Acton, Hacqueton.]
1. A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the unicellular twisted hairs which grow
on the seeds of the cotton plant. Long-staple cotton has a fiber sometimes almost two inches long; short-
staple, from two thirds of an inch to an inch and a half.
2. The cotton plant. See Cotten plant, below.
3. Cloth made of cotton.
Cotton is used as an adjective before many nouns in a sense which commonly needs no explanation; as,
cotton bagging; cotton cloth; cotton goods; cotton industry; cotton mill; cotton spinning; cotton tick.