Obsolete To go around by the side of; skirt.(verb-transitive)
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Use "cote" in a sentence
"Few passes my door without a bite or a sup, specially at tea-time, Mr. Nor'cote, which is sociable time, as I always says."
"If it be objected that the word "cote" is not in use in this sense, it may be remarked that French, "After the scole of Stratford atte bowe," might borrow such a meaning to suit the sound, from "côte," in the sense of"
"The mother, a rogue pigeon escaped from the cote, did not return."