This passage therefore through the mountains is said by some to have been the work of Hercules: by others of cottus, and Cottius.
The name in the Firth of Forth for the cottus cataphractus, or armed bull-head.
The catfish of North America is a species of cottus, or bull-head.
He had a brudder name' Tushus en' ernudder name' cottus en' ernudder name' Squinchus.
The male of the cottus scorpius, or sea-scorpion, is more slender and smaller than the female.
A name on the west coast of Scotland for the pogge, or miller's thumb (cottus cataphractus).
cottus scorpius, Father Lasher, commonly taken by the shrimpers.