Origin of coot
Examples from the Web for coot
Think sez I, I hope to gracious I haint made a coot of myself, and bid up too high.
That is a coot defending hearth and home against the despoiler; and bravely is that defence maintained.Unexplored Spain|Abel Chapman
It was thou as clomb into wucks through the window, and coot all the bands, and left thee knife behind to bear witness again thee.The Parson O' Dumford|George Manville Fenn
That Paderewski, during the piano-playing days, wore a wig, and was actually as bald as a coot.The American Credo|George Jean Nathan
In places where it is abundant the purple swamp-hen is very sociable, and keeps much more to cover than does the coot.Jungle Folk|Douglas Dewar