Monday, September 10, 2007

Why did they pick this word for today?

Word of the Day for Monday, September 10, 2007

cozen \KUZ-un\, transitive verb:

1. To cheat; to defraud; to deceive, usually by petty tricks.
2. To obtain by deceit.
3. To act deceitfully.

You would naturally not think so flat a rogue could cozen you. But have a care! These half idiots have a sort of cunning, as the skunk has its stench.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson, The Master of Ballantrae

Just wondering.


Distributorcap said...

is a synonym for cozen pet-ray-us

Splotchy said...

A lovely word.

Damn, I have to do more, whaddayacallit, um... reading.

Fran said...

That damn distributorcap beat me to it!

Dr. Zaius said...

I know a guy who married his cozen. Now his aunt and uncle are his mother-in-law and his father-in-law.

dguzman said...

I'm sure it's just a coincidence.