- (obsolete or Scotland) simple past tense and past participle of
- 1868, Alexander Hislop, The Proverbs of Scotland:
- I had but little butter, an' that I coost on the coals.
- 1780, Robert Burns, Poems And Songs Of Robert Burns:
- 1783 Death And Dying Words Of Poor Mailie, The Author's Only Pet Yowe., The An Unco Mournfu' Tale As Mailie, an' her lambs thegither, Was ae day nibbling on the tether, Upon her cloot she coost a hitch, An' owre she warsl'd in the ditch: There, groaning, dying, she did lie, When Hughoc he cam doytin by.