The colonial seventeenth century was one which, like john cotton, regularly sweetened its mouth "with a piece of Calvin."
Yet I would not have believed it otherwise for all of john cotton's weight in gold.
It was written by the Boston minister, john cotton, and it had but eighty-seven questions with short answers.
So, hammering on the door, I soon brought john cotton to it.
Intensely religious as a child, she was deeply influenced when a young woman by the preaching of john cotton.
john cotton received the order with wide-open eyes, as it was growing somewhat late.
john cotton and her brother-in-law, John Wheelwright, were held up as examples of those who lived in the covenant of grace.
A party of gay young sparks, meeting austere old john cotton, determined to guy him.
john cotton said ministers and milk were the only things cheap in New England.
Richard Mather took for his second wife the widow of john cotton.
late 13c., from Old French coton (12c.), ultimately (via Provençal, Italian, or Old Spanish) from Arabic qutn, a word perhaps of Egyptian origin. Philip Miller of the Chelsea Physic Garden sent the first cotton seeds to American colony of Georgia in 1732. Also ultimately from the Arabic word, Dutch katoen, German Kattun, Provençal coton, Italian cotone, Spanish algodon, Portuguese algodão. Cotton gin is recorded from 1794 (see gin (n.2)).
"to get on with" someone (usually with to), 1560s, perhaps from Welsh cytuno "consent, agree." But perhaps also a metaphor from cloth finishing and thus from cotton (n.). Related: Cottoned; cottoning.