Cozen vs Woodwind - What's the difference?

cozen | woodwind |


As a verb cozen

is (archaic) to cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive, usually by small arts, or in a pitiful way.

As a noun woodwind is

(musical instruments) any (mostly wooden) musical instrument which produce sound by the player blowing into them, through a reed, or across an opening woodwind instruments include the recorder, flute, piccolo, clarinet, oboe, cor anglais and bassoon.

As an adjective woodwind is

related to a woodwind instrument.

cozen

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • (archaic) To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive, usually by small arts, or in a pitiful way.
  • * 1602 , , Act III, Scene 2,
  • What devil was't / That thus hath cozen'd you at hoodman-blind?
  • * , 1851, The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor , Volume 1, page 895,
  • It is certain that children may be cozened into goodness, and sick men to health, and passengers in a storm into safety; and the reason of these is, — because not only the end is fair, and charitable, and just, but the means are such which do no injury to the persons which are to receive benefit;.
  • * 1866 , Spoils, By a Receiver'', Charles Chauncey Burr (editor), ''The Old Guard: A Monthly Journal Devoted to the Principles of 1776 and 1787 , Volume 4, page 497,
  • The man, too, who has been matrimonially cozened''''', "would all the world might be '''cozened'''," for he has been '''cozened''', and beaten too; but with him the cudgel is "hallowed;" he would "hang it o'er the altar;" perhaps for the reason given by the "Merry Wives of Windsor," because "it hath done meritorious service;" and no sooner is he, by a seemingly merciful disposition of Providence, released from the cudgeler, but he is in haste to be ' cozened and beaten again.
  • * 1914 , , The Gates of Doom , 2001, page 217,
  • But that you should have been cozened' with me, that my ' cozening should in part have been a natural sequel to your own, rather than an independent error of mine, is a helpful reflection to me in this dark hour.

    Usage notes

    Modern usage is generally to effect a dated style.

    References

    * Webster's New School and Office Dictionary, copyright 1962 * "cozen" on Online Etymology Dictionary

    woodwind

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (musical instruments) Any (mostly wooden) musical instrument which produce sound by the player blowing into them, through a reed, or across an opening. Woodwind instruments include the recorder, flute, piccolo, clarinet, oboe, cor anglais and bassoon.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Related to a woodwind instrument.