Mystery stories of the type made popular by Agatha Christie and others. These typically involve a) a large English Country House, b) a small, backwater English village, and a c) amateur detective who proves more than a match for the forensic science of the local constable, or for that matter Scotland Yard. Naturally, the people involved are usually socially miles over (sometimes below) the head of the sleuth, and doubt their ability...until the denoument....

Co"zy (k?"z?), a. [Compar. Cozier (-z?-?r); superl. Coziest.] [Cf. Scot. cosie, cozie, prob. from Gael. cosach abounding in hollows, or cosagach full of holes or crevices, snug, sheltered, from cos a hollow, a crevice.]

1.

Snug; comfortable; easy; contented.

[Written also cosey and cosy.]

2. [Cf. F. causer to chat, talk.]

Chatty; talkative; sociable; familiar.

[Eng.]

 

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Co"zy, n. [See Cozy,a.]

A wadded covering for a teakettle or other vessel to keep the contents hot.

 

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