Examples of coot in a Sentence
Don't mind him—he's just a crazy old coot.
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Robert Forster is outstanding as the grizzled old coot.
Waterfowl, including great egrets and American coots, are finding the changes to their liking.
Bruce Arians is a wily old coot who can find a lot of ways to beat a defense, but his offensive line just shouldn’t be able to match up with the Eagles’ defensive front, even without Fletcher Cox.
That doesn’t mean this leisurely portrait of its title character, a cantankerous old coot (Harry Dean Stanton, in one of his last roles), is any more eventful at the end than at the beginning.
Not only can birders spot ducks, geese, grebes and coots; a number of warblers, sparrows, woodpeckers, birds of prey including bald eagles, golden eagles and ospreys, and much more also move through the area.
The dive bar's obituary probably has been written a thousand times, sometimes with an eloquence that would baffle the average coot who shuffles into these black holes, looking for a shot and a beer before the clock strikes noon.
The dive bar’s obituary probably has been written a thousand times, sometimes with an eloquence that would baffle the average coot who shuffles into these black holes, looking for a shot and a beer before the clock strikes noon.
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Origin and Etymology of coot
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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