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cottise


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cottise  \Cot"tise\  (k[o^]t"t[i^]s),  n.  [Cf.  F.  c[ocit]t['e] 
  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}.