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[kouz] /kaʊz/
a seaport on the Isle of Wight, in S England: resort. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Yesterday morning they were at Cowes, and we saw the smoke from the burning crofts.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • She was to receive a freight of flour, for Cowes and a market.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • The yacht, as we before observed, was bound to Cowes, in the Isle of Wight.

  • This night I expected to have anchored your vessel in Cowes, and have left them in safety.'

  • Then there is something about a villa at Cowes, which I am certain you never saw.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • Than, sayde the Janwaye, here needeth no batayle: for this that I beare is a Cowes heed.

  • It had annoyed her, too, to learn that the Cowes Week had been given up.

    Good Old Anna Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • In the roads off Cowes we could discern many yachts at anchor.

    Gossamer George A. Birmingham
  • A vision of his antitype, the Cowes Philanderer, crossed me for a second.

    The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers
  • Cowes, with a pleasant party and hotels handy, was all very well.

    The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers
British Dictionary definitions for Cowes


a town in S England, on the Isle of Wight: famous for its annual regatta. Pop: 19 110 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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