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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cosset  \Cos"set\  (k?s"s?t),  n.  [Cf.  AS  cotsetla  cottager,  G. 
  kossat,  kothsasse  fr  kot,  koth  E.  (cot)  hut,  and  cf  also 
  E.  cade,  a.,  cot  a  cade  lamb.] 
  A  lamb  reared  without  the  aid  of  the  dam.  Hence:  A  pet,  in 
  general. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cosset  \Cos"set\,  v.  t. 
  To  treat  as  a  pet;  to  fondle. 
 
  She  was  cosseted  and  posseted  and  prayed  over  and  made 
  much  of  --O.  W. 
  Holmes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cosset 
  v  :  treat  with  excessive  indulgence;  "grandparents  often  pamper 
  the  children";  "Let's  not  mollycoddle  our  students!" 
  [syn:  {pamper},  {featherbed},  {cocker},  {baby},  {coddle}, 
  {mollycoddle},  {spoil},  {indulge}] 




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