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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coward  \Cow"ard\  (kou"?rd),  a.  [OF.  couard,  coard,  coart,  n.  and 
  adj.,  F.  couard,  fr  OF  coe,  coue,  tail,  F.  queue  (fr.  L. 
  coda,  a  form  of  cauda  tail)  +  -ard;  orig.,  short-tailed,  as 
  an  epithet  of  the  hare,  or  perh.,  turning  tail,  like  a  scared 
  dog.  Cf  {Cue},  {Queue},  {Caudal}.] 
  1.  (Her.)  Borne  in  the  escutcheon  with  his  tail  doubled 
  between  his  legs;  --  said  of  a  lion. 
 
  2.  Destitute  of  courage;  timid;  cowardly. 
 
  Fie,  coward  woman,  and  soft-hearted  wretch.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Belonging  to  a  coward;  proceeding  from  or  expressive  of 
  base  fear  or  timidity. 
 
  He  raised  the  house  with  loud  and  coward  cries. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Invading  fears  repel  my  coward  joy.  --Proir. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coward  \Cow"ard\,  n. 
  A  person  who  lacks  courage;  a  timid  or  pusillanimous  person; 
  a  poltroon. 
 
  A  fool  is  nauseous,  but  a  coward  worse.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  Craven;  poltroon;  dastard. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coward  \Cow"ard\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  timorous;  to  frighten.  [Obs.] 
 
  That  which  cowardeth  a  man's  heart.  --Foxe. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coward 
  adj  :  lacking  courage;  ignobly  timid  and  faint-hearted;  "cowardly 
  dogs,  ye  will  not  aid  me  then"-  P.B.Shelley  [syn:  {cowardly}, 
  {coward(a)},  {fearful}]  [ant:  {brave}] 
  n  :  a  person  who  shows  fear  or  timidity 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Coward,  SC  (town,  FIPS  17215) 
  Location:  33.97215  N,  79.74830  W 
  Population  (1990):  532  (211  housing  units) 
  Area:  8.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  29530 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  COWARD,  n.  One  who  in  a  perilous  emergency  thinks  with  his  legs. 
 
 




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