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Crossword Puzzle Answers for: ?OST???

costard

costard
(n.) An apple, large and round like the head.
(n.) The head; -- used contemptuously.

costate

costate
(a.) Alt. of Costated

costean

costean
(v. i.) To search after lodes. See Costeaning.

costive

costive
(a.) Retaining fecal matter in the bowels; having too slow a motion of the bowels; constipated.
(a.) Reserved; formal; close; cold.
(a.) Dry and hard; impermeable; unyielding.

costume

costume
(n.) Dress in general; esp., the distinctive style of dress of a people, class, or period.
(n.) Such an arrangement of accessories, as in a picture, statue, poem, or play, as is appropriate to the time, place, or other circumstances represented or described.
(n.) A character dress, used at fancy balls or for dramatic purposes.

fosters

fosters
Help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents"
Bring up under fosterage; of children
Promote the growth of; "Foster our children's well-being and education"

hostage

hostage
(n.) A person given as a pledge or security for the performance of the conditions of a treaty or stipulations of any kind, on the performance of which the person is to be released.

hostels

hostels
Inexpensive supervised lodging (especially for youths on bicycling trips)
A hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers

hostess

hostess
(n.) A female host; a woman who hospitably entertains guests at her house.
(n.) A woman who entertains guests for compensation; a female innkeeper.

hostile

hostile
(a.) Belonging or appropriate to an enemy; showing the disposition of an enemy; showing ill will and malevolence, or a desire to thwart and injure; occupied by an enemy or enemies; inimical; unfriendly; as, a hostile force; hostile intentions; a hostile country; hostile to a sudden change.
(n.) An enemy; esp., an American Indian in arms against the whites; -- commonly in the plural.

hosting

hosting
(n.) An encounter; a battle.
(n.) A muster or review.

hostler

hostler
(n.) An innkeeper. [Obs.] See Hosteler.
(n.) The person who has the care of horses at an inn or stable; hence, any one who takes care of horses; a groom; -- so called because the innkeeper formerly attended to this duty in person.
(n.) The person who takes charge of a locomotive when it is left by the engineer after a trip.

jostled

jostled
(imp. & p. p.) of Jostle

jostles

jostles
The act of jostling (forcing your way by pushing)
Come into rough contact with while moving; "The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train"
Make one's way by jostling, pushing, or shoving; "We had to jostle our way to the front of the platform"

mostick

mostick
(n.) A painter's maul-stick.

nostocs

nostocs
Found in moist places as rounded jellylike colonies

nostril

nostril
(n.) One of the external openings of the nose, which give passage to the air breathed and to secretions from the nose and eyes; one of the anterior nares.
(n.) Perception; insight; acuteness.

nostrum

nostrum
(n.) A medicine, the ingredients of which are kept secret for the purpose of restricting the profits of sale to the inventor or proprietor; a quack medicine.
(n.) Any scheme or device proposed by a quack.
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