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[kohts] /koʊts/
Eric, 1886–1957, English violist and composer.
Joseph Gordon, 1878–1943, New Zealand statesman: prime minister 1925–28. Unabridged
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  • "I can't help you any more," observed Belton to me, as we sat in the lobby of the Coates House where he was putting up.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp
  • Mentioned Coates with whom they did as much as 10,000 pieces annually.

  • Why, Mr. Coates, that wall must be higher than a five-barred gate, or any stone wall in my own country.

    Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth
  • Mr. Coates, who came next in seniority, was passed over, and rightly.

    The Longest Journey E. M. Forster
  • I heard the door-bell ring, and I heard Coates's regular tread as he proceeded along the passage.

British Dictionary definitions for Coates


Joseph Gordon. 1878–1943, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1925–28)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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