cosset \KOSS-it\, verb:
- To treat as a pet; to treat with excessive indulgence; to pamper.
- A pet, especially a pet lamb.
Cosset comes from the noun cosset, "a pet lamb."
- The use of prior evidence of one event to predict the outcome of another unrelated event - from the words superstitious and statistics.
1. Toss a coin and get heads 100 times in a row and use superstistics to conclude that the next toss is more likely to be tails than heads.
2. A well known superstistics conclusion: "The outcome of Washington Redskins home football games has correctly predicted the winner of every U.S. presidential election
- Shrove Tuesday: aka Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras, Mardi Gras season, and Carnival season, in English, refer to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foodsbefore the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday.
- Methodism: Anglican clergyman and evangelist John Wesley chartered the first Methodist church (1784)
- Shanghai Communiqué: US President Nixon and Chinese Premier Chou En-lai issued a document advancing normalization between the two countries (1972)
- M*A*S*H: the final episode — "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" — aired; it was the top-rated TV episode in the US (1983)
- Olof Palme: the Swedish prime minister and his wife were shot in Stockholm; he was killed, she survived (1986)
- Waco siege: 51-day standoff began with a gun battle between federal agents and members of the cloistered Branch Davidian sect; the agents were attempting to arrest leader David Koresh on a weapons charge (1993)
- Mary Lyon 1797 - Educator, founder of Mount Holyoke Seminary (later Mt. Holyoke College)
- Sir John Tenniel 1820 - Cartoonist, illustrator
- Charles Blondin (Jean Francois Gravelet) 1824 - Acrobat, aerialist, first to walk across Niagra Falls on a tightrope.
- Linus Pauling 1901 - Nobel prize for chemistry in 1954, Nobel peace prize winner in 1962
- Vincente Minnelli (Lester Anthony Minnelli) 1903 - Director, Liza Minelli's father
- Earl Scheib 1907
- Milton Caniff 1907 - Cartoonist
- Billie Bird 1908
- Zero (Samuel) Mostel (Samuel Joel Mostel) 1915 - Actor
- Lee Castle 1915 - Musician, bandleader (Jimmy Dorsey's band)
- Alf Kjellin 1920 - Actor, director
- Charles Durning 1923 - Actor ("Spy Hard", "Dick Tracy", "The Hindenburg")
- Chris Kraft 1924 - NASA flight director and voice of Mission Control for all Mercury and many Gemini missions
- Svetlana Allilueva 1926 - Author, daughter of Russian leader Joseph Stalin
- Frank Malzone 1930 - Baseball player
- Gavin MacLeod 1931 - Actor ("Love Boat", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show")
- Don Francks 1932 - Actor
- Tommy Tune 1939 - Dancer, actor, choreographer
- Mario Andretti 1940 - Auto racer, twin of Aldo Andretti
- Aldo Andretti 1940 - Twin of Mario Andretti
- Joe South 1940 - Songwriter, singer
- Frank Bonner 1942 - Actor ("WKRP in Cincinnati")
- Brian Jones (Lewis Hopkin-Jones) 1942 - Musician (The Rolling Stones)
- Poul Popiel 1943
- Maxine Bahns 1971 - Actress
- FeFe Dobson 1985 - Singer
Ali Larter 1976 - Actress
- Bobb'e J. Thompson 1996