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Cowish \Cow"ish\, n. (Bot.) An umbelliferous plant ( Peucedanum Cous) with edible tuberous roots, found in Oregon. [Written also cous.]

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The steam from bowls of couscous and stews of mutton and vegetables curled up to join the thin smoke that made a light curtain about this fantasia, and from time to time, with a shrill cry of exultation, a half-naked form, all gleaming eyes and teeth and polished bronze-hued limbs, rushed out of the blackness beyond the fire, leaped through the tongues of flame and vanished like a spectre into the embrace of the night.