from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A short surplice.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A surplice, in England and America usually one shorter and less full than the ordinary surplice and with short sleeves, or sometimes none.
- n. A kind of very coarse woolen blanket.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A short surplice, either sleeveless or having half-sleeves.
- n. A sort of blanket made of the coarsest wool.
- n. Same as cota.
Terra cotta is cracked all over the exterior of the building.
Terra cotta, which is afterwards baked, is plastic; and yet becomes hard; thus a Tanagra figurine is an example of plastic art, while a Florentine marble statuette is a product of sculpture.
After this, having been summoned from England into Spain, he made many works there, which are scattered about in various places, and are held in great estimation; and, among others, he made a Crucifix of terra-cotta, which is the most marvellous thing that there is in all Spain.
Agouti hunting is already prohibited in Brazil; restaurants in Belem, for example, once offered a variety of "cotta" (agouti) dishes at prices equivalent to those of choice filet mignon, but since the early 1970s they have been banned from serving it.
In addition to the surplice we find frequent early mention of a "cotta".
The prehistoric root flourished in many Indo-European languages, mainly carrying ideas to do with “cooking” and “ripening,” as seen in numerous words that English has borrowed: cook, cuisine, kitchen, kiln, terra cotta, and even precocious, as in “pre-ripened,” or “mature ahead of time.”
Against crumbling cobblestone facades hang old wooden clogs and terra cotta pots filled with the best blooms of the season.
Other materials like limestone or terra cotta might have worked better in its place.
Do yourself a favor and eat at the big, terra-cotta colored restaurant right in the middle of town.
The only thing I did was that when I felt the old I'm-writing-restlessness come on, I got up and pulled a few weeds and planted a couple of terra cotta pots as toad houses.