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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COOL

Cool enough to handle and then remove the skin and the roots.

Cool and then add the sirup to the cider and the juice of the lemons.

Remove from the stove, allow them to cool, and serve with cream.

He too had been almost angry, only by nature he was cool and even good-tempered.

When cool, this solidifies and may be served in attractive ways.

Seal the jars while hot, allow them to cool, and then store.

Add the butter and vanilla, cool, and fill into the éclairs.

She made no reply, but opened the door into the cool and, shaded little parlor.

We prefer the cool, quiet dining-room, which we have to ourselves, after all.

But after a night of cool reflection they began to repent of their haste.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English col "not warm" (but usually not as severe as cold), also, of persons, "unperturbed, undemonstrative," from Proto-Germanic *koluz (cf. Middle Dutch coel, Dutch koel, Old High German kuoli, German kühl "cool," Old Norse kala "be cold"), from PIE root *gel- "cold, to freeze" (see cold (adj.)).

Applied since 1728 to large sums of money to give emphasis to amount. Meaning "calmly audacious" is from 1825. Slang use for "fashionable" is 1933, originally Black English; modern use as a general term of approval is from late 1940s, probably from bop talk and originally in reference to a style of jazz; said to have been popularized in jazz circles by tenor saxophonist Lester Young. Related: Coolly.

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