Coyish to Crackling
(Coy"ish), a. Somewhat coy or reserved. Warner.
(Coy"ly), adv. In a coy manner; with reserve.
(Coy"ness), n. The quality of being coy; feigned or bashful unwillingness to become familiar; reserve.
When the kind nymph would coyness feign,
And hides but to be found again.
Syn. Reserve; shrinking; shyness; backwardness; modesty; bashfulness.
(Coy"o*te) n. [Spanish Amer., fr. Mexican coyotl.] (Zoöl.) A carnivorous animal allied to the
dog, found in the western part of North America; called also prairie wolf. Its voice is a snapping bark,
followed by a prolonged, shrill howl.
(||Coy"pu) n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) A South American rodent allied to the beaver. It produces a
valuable fur called nutria. [Written also coypou.]
(Coys"trel) n. Same as Coistril.
(Coz) n. A contraction of cousin. Shak.
(Coz"en) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cozened (-'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cozening ] [From cousin, hence,
literally, to deceive through pretext of relationship, F. cousiner.] To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive,
usually by small arts, or in a pitiful way.
He had cozened the world by fine phrases.
Children may be cozened into a knowledge of the letters.
Goring loved no man so well but that he would cozen him,
and expose him to public mirth for having
(Coz"en), v. i. To deceive; to cheat; to act deceitfully.
Some cogging, cozening slave.
(Coz"en*age) n. [See Cozen, and cf. Cousinage.] The art or practice of cozening; artifice; fraud.
(Coz"en*er) n. One who cheats or defrauds.
(Co*zier) n. See Cosier.
(Co"zi*ly) adv. Snugly; comfortably.
(Co"zi*ness), n. The state or quality of being cozy.
(Co"zy) a. [Compar. Cozier (-z?-?r); superl. Coziest.] [Cf. Scot. cosie, cozie, prob. from
Gael. cosach abounding in hollows, or cosagach full of holes or crevices, snug, sheltered, from cos
a hollow, a crevice.]
1. Snug; comfortable; easy; contented. [Written also cosey and cosy.]
2. [Cf. F. causer to chat, talk.] Chatty; talkative; sociable; familiar. [Eng.]
(Co"zy), n. [See Cozy,a.] A wadded covering for a teakettle or other vessel to keep the contents