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- n. A diminutive of the bendlet, containing one half its area or one quarter the area of the bend.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In heraldry, a diminutive of the bend, being one fourth its width, and half the width of the bendlet.
Compare French côté side, Latin costa rib. (Wiktionary)
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