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Cos,

Greece: see KósKós
, Lat. Cos, island (1991 pop. 26,379), 111 sq mi (287 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea; 2d largest of the Dodecanese, near the Bodrum peninsula of Turkey. Although it rises to c.2,870 ft (875 m) in the southeast, the island is mostly low-lying.
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Cos

 

a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, part of the Southern Sporades, near Asia Minor. Length, approximately 40 km; width, up to 10 km; area, 267 sq km. Hilly plains and plateaus predominate; in the east there are low mountains, reaching an elevation of 846 m. The vegetation is primarily of a Mediterranean shrub type. There is subtropical agriculture. The island’s principal city is also named Cos.

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cos

(mathematics)
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cos

, cos lettuce
a variety of lettuce with a long slender head and crisp leaves
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COS

(1)
Cray Operating System.

COS

(2)
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COS

(1) See class of service.

(2) See Corporation for Open Systems.

(3) (Console Operating System) See VMware.

(4) (Cray Operating System) An operating system used in Cray computers. See Cray.
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From top: Native lobster with wilted cos lettuce, peas and pistachios; Fillet of hogget, sweetbreads, cockles and samphire; Chocolate and brown butter ganache, brown butter puree, apricot sorbet; Salted chicory mousse, vanilla cheesecake, chocolate sorbet
Yours for pounds 1.98...No10 cos lettuce Margot, Jerry and how Sarah & Gordon could look as Barbara and Tom
INGREDIENTS 75g black olives 5 large tomatoes, diced 1 large cucumber, diced 1 red pepper, diced 1 red onion, finely sliced 1 large cos lettuce, sliced 1 tbsp fresh chopped mint 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley 175g feta cheese, cut into chunks FOR THE DRESSING 100ml extra virgin olive oil 30ml red wine vinegar Juice half a lemon 1 tsp fresh oregano 1 clove garlic, crushed METHOD Mix salad ingredients and place in bowl.
One Cos lettuce or the equivalent amount of Baby Gem lettuce
Ingredients Low-calorie cooking spray 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped 2 large leeks, thinly sliced 250ml vegetable stock 400g frozen garden peas 2 baby cos lettuce, outer leaves removed, cut into 8 wedges Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsp finely chopped mint Recipe
I went for monkfish scampi Caesar - breaded monkfish, cos lettuce, croutons, parmesan dressing, pounds 6.25 - and Caroline, an enthusiastic meateater, went for the John Gilmour's pigs cheek, slow braised with Hornigs black pudding, apple puree, crisp parma ham and red wine jus, pounds 6.25.
Stephen Jackson's Verrines 1: "Caesar Salad" -Parmesan Custard with Cos Lettuce & Anchovy Toast 150ml single cream 150ml milk 50g finely grated fresh Parmesan 2 egg yolks 1 clove garlic, minced S&P 1 small Romaine lettuce heart 4 slices wholemeal bread A little unsalted butter 1 pot Patum Peperium anchovy paste Heat the oven to 150C / 300F / Gas 2.
Serves three as a starter Ingredients 200g (6oz) tortilla chips 50g (2oz) jalapeno sliced 75g (3oz) Cos lettuce, shredded 75g (30z) Cheddar cheese, grated 75g (3oz) tomato-based salsa 75ml (3fl oz) set sour cream 75ml (3fl oz) guacamole One teaspoon cajun spice Method Place tortilla chips on a large plate leaving a hole in the centre.
Ingedients (makes 6) For the sauce 9 heaped dessertspoons quality mayonnaise Dessertspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 small mild red chilli de-seeded & chopped finely 4 dessertspoons tomato ketchup Juice ' lime Salad 500g frozen good quality prawns 200g peeled crayfish 2 small ripe avocados 1 Cos lettuce finely shredded A little milk 1 lime cut into 6 wedges Cayenne pepper Method 1.
Place ripped leaves of cos lettuce on a plate, with a wedge of lemon and spoonful of mushy peas.
Hers was described as containing "avocado, spinach, shaved parmesan and pine nuts", and mine was described as "mustard-glazed salmon with griddled asparagus, sauteed new potatoes, vine tomatoes, cos lettuce and rocket, with a herby oil dressing and ciabatta slice".
Chinese leaves are quick maturing and grow like a cos lettuce, producing a heart within just nine weeks that is slow to bolt and will stand for a long season, making it a perfect crop for home growing.