Could

Could

(k??d), imp. of Can. [OF. coude. The l was inserted by mistake, under the influence of should and would.] Was, should be, or would be, able, capable, or susceptible. Used as an auxiliary, in the past tense or in the conditional present.
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Cou`lee"

(k??`l?"), n. [F. coule, fr. couler to run or flow.] A stream; (Geol.) a stream of lava. Also, in the Western United States, the bed of a stream, even if dry, when deep and having inclined sides; distinguished from a caon, which has precipitous sides.
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Cou`leur"

(?), n. [F.] 1. Color; -- chiefly used in a few French phrases, as couler de rose, color of rose; and hence, adjectively, rose-colored; roseate.
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2. A suit of cards, as hearts or clubs; -- used in some French games.
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Cou*lisse"

(k*ls"; F. k`ls"), n. [F., fr. couler to flow, glide.] 1. A piece of timber having a groove in which something glides.
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2. One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
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