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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COOL OUT

I said I had decided it wouldn't do me any harm to cool out a bit.

Come and sit in the porch awhile; I shall get cool out there.

The product is allowed to cool out of contact with air, else it may inflame.

I can kill more likker, cool out more men, and fool more varmints than any man you can find in all Tennessee!

Altogether when Mrs. Ascott came in, fresh and cool out of her carriage, Cicely was not in the best mood to receive her.

Never mind, the kitchen is hot anyway, but it's nice and cool out here under this maple.

And see about getting a hall where we can hold a meeting of the ringleaders, those are the ones we're going to have to cool out.

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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