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Coe (kəʊ)
Sebastian, Baron. born 1956, English middle-distance runner and Conservative politician: winner of the 1500 metres in the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games; holds 1000 m record; held records at 800 m, 1500 m, and a mile: member of parliament (1992--97)

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Word Origin & History

"hut built over a mine shaft," 1650s, from some source akin to Du. kouw, Ger. kaue in the same sense, from W.Gmc. *kauja-, an early borrowing of L. cavea "hollow," from cavus "a hollow" (see cave).
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