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also Cos  (kŏs, kôs)
An island of southeast Greece in the northern Dodecanese Islands at the entrance to the Gulf of Kos, an inlet of the Aegean Sea on the southwest coast of Turkey. Hippocrates founded a medical school on the island in the fifth century bc. Kos became part of modern Greece in 1947.
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n, pl kos
(Units) an Indian unit of distance having different values in different localities. It is usually between 1 and 3 miles or 1 and 5 kilometres. Also called: coss
[from Hindi kōs]


(kɒs) or


(Placename) an island in the SE Aegean Sea, in the Greek Dodecanese Islands: separated from SW Turkey by the Kos Channel; settled in ancient times by Dorians and became famous for literature and medicine. Pop: 30 947 (2001). Area: 282 sq km (109 sq miles)
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or Cos

(kɒs, kɔs)

one of the Greek Dodecanese Islands in the SE Aegean, off the SW coast of Turkey. 19,987; 111 sq. mi. (287 sq. km).
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Noun1.kos - (in India) a unit of length having different values in different localities
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
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'Three koss [six miles] to the westward runs the great road to Calcutta.'
A man goes in safety here for at every few koss is a police-station.
We further conclude that given the allegations that Koss Corporation asserts in regard to its claim that Park Bank is liable for the intentional tort of bad faith, no proof has been proffered of bank dishonesty wherein Park Bank willfully failed to further investigate compelling and obvious known facts suggesting fiduciary misconduct because of a deliberate desire to evade knowledge of fiduciary misconduct.
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Koss, who is 31 years old according to the (http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article197797099.html) Kansas City Star , made a phone call to the White House early on the morning of Jan.
"I had to come out to support the family, and also just to show, in my opinion, the North Korean government that we are a dignified country, unlike them," said Koss a 70-year-old Wyoming resident.
The Koss brothers assembled a team consisting of former Ben & Jerry's flavor developers, dieticians and nutritionists who took ice cream and looked at it from every aspect of fats, proteins and micro nutrients.
and Andy Koss "The forests in the southern US where we take this wood are audited and have grown every year for the last 50 years.
Koss believes that Lisak himself is directly responsible for elevating his faulty science to the level of popular acceptance and governmental influence.
Mr Koss said in the meantime the service will move to four trains a day fairly quickly.
She is predeceased by a sister Mildred Koss and a brother Edward Knapik.
Still, the star would have had to experience the largest pre-supernova mass loss ever recorded to explain the decades of above-average brightness, and even then the broad emission lines remain difficult to explain, Michael Koss (University of Hawai'i and ETH Zurich, Switzerland) and colleagues report in the November 21st Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.