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A lettuce of a variety with crisp narrow leaves that form a tall head.
- ‘These cabbages have more than one shape, for example long and narrow like a cos lettuce, or less long and barrel shaped in profile.’
- ‘Roughly tear the cos into pieces and place in a large salad bowl.’
- ‘We like to serve the meat wrapped in large cos or iceberg lettuce leaves with fresh mint, coriander and Thai sweet basil.’
- ‘To start I had the Greek salad of cos and oak leaf lettuce, red and yellow peppers, paper thin red onion slices, creamy feta cheese and a herb and mustard vinaigrette.’
- ‘To start there was a choice of sweetcorn and ginger soup, cos salad with Parmesan and garlic dressing or smoked haddock cakes with horseradish dressing.’
- ‘Stay classic and use only cos, if you can find it, or little gem.’
- ‘Lettuces fall into three basic categories - cos, crisp head and loose leaf types.’
- ‘Dill pickles, a bit of cos lettuce, slithers of Parmesan - that's all you need.’
- ‘The cold entrées were Smoked Chicken Caesar Salad, with cos lettuce and croutons dressed with shaved Parmesan cheese, and Avocado, Pancetta and Stilton Salad on a bed of mixed leaves with baby spinach.’
- ‘Place cos leaves in a serving bowl then spoon in the lamb mixture.’
- ‘The new lettuce appears to be a cross between a cos and a deep red radicchio.’
- ‘A cos will serve 8, an iceberg about 10 and a butter lettuce will serve 4,’
- ‘Tear basil, mint, coriander, parsley and cos and place in a large salad or mixing bowl.’
Late 17th century: named after the Aegean island of Cos, where it originated.
Because.‘I got quite upset, cos I'd worked so hard’
- ‘I'm not sure why I've never called her by name coz it's not like she'd mind.’
- ‘I'm not saying any more at the moment cos as my luck goes, I won't get it.’
- ‘At the moment there's a backlash cos everyone's filming people arguing, spitting and cussing each other.’
- ‘I didn't want to turn around and take a pic of the mountain cos that might be deemed ‘rude’.’
- ‘Take a look now, coz I'll probably have given it up by the end of the week.’
- ‘Only look at it if you don't have to be anywhere for hours, coz you won't be able to tear yourself away.’
- ‘I needed to clear my name cos that's my livelihood, for myself and my fans.’
- ‘It's such a shame coz everything else I'm wearing is actually quite nice.’
- ‘I went and sat in the dining room coz the table is big and my desk is too small for that kind of studying.’
- ‘He came to the studio cos he was interested to hear more of my stuff.’
- ‘He reckons I should be able to spot him easily cos he's very tall.’
- ‘Edgar says its ridiculous cos how does one tell time with a watch face so small?’
- ‘At lunch time I stand by myself in the playground cos none of the children will play with me and if I ask to play with them they say okay and then they ignore me.’
- ‘I can only hope for his sake that he wasn't, coz some of the answers he gave were plain awful!’
- ‘This is according to the man who failed to raise the alarm cos he couldn't tell what the problem was.’
- ‘I had to leave my school cos my girlfriend broke up with me.’
- ‘Just cos it was for charity doesn't mean he couldn't do it properly.’
- ‘Sorry - can't give much more of a reference at the moment cos I gave my copy to an equally cheerful friend.’
- ‘It took us a while to leave coz Clayton had misplaced his keys somewhere and we spent some time looking for them.’
- ‘I didn't take it off while shopping, coz then I'd have to waste time wrestling back into it.’
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