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cosset

verb A poetic (i.e., non-medical) term meaning to caress and fondle lovingly and intimately.
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Anxious as it was about its own legitimacy, it saw clear advantages in cosseting local notables who might be persuaded of the usefulness of the regime, if not of its virtue.
Tested here is the E320 CDI Avantgarde, diesel flagship of the range which houses a cabin effectively designed for cosseting its occupants particularly front of house, where oceans of space abound.
But after two full days in the cosseting saddle with no sign of aches or pains I can confirm it's just as capable at the miles as at the per hour.
In an era of spine-breaking Audis and BMWs, Jaguar hasn't forgotten that execs need cosseting at the end of a hard day.
As a result of all this cosseting, we can make no judgements at all about the strengths or talents of this young man, apart from the fact that he's a bit of a looker.
Cosseting those who are there to serve (especially MPs) is a common phenomenon in socialist regimes, where the real world is for all the others who are not protected.
And since contemporary curators are short on cosseting precious objects with white cotton gloves and long on compiling fat Rolodexes filled with international artists whom they hire to concoct on-the-spot work for theme shows, it's not exactly earth-shattering that providing creative opportunities for the likes of Cardiff and Sze would be a source of pride for Grynsztejn.
What nonsense such observations must seem to our modern world, a world which seeks to silence the gentle voice of the Lamb by amusing and cosseting us all to death.
Wine haze may be unslightly, but consider the plight of the Riesling Connoisseur who, after five years of cosseting a prized case, finds his glass something that smells like kerosine.
The other is aggrieved by the manner in which team Sky strangled the peleton, cosseting the Londoner as they fended off any meaningful attacks - all the while leaving world champion Mark Cavendish to fend for himself.