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 for Coast
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coast \Coast\ (k[=o]st), n. [OF. coste, F. c[^o]te, rib, hill,
     shore, coast, L. costa rib, side. Cf. Accost, v. t.,
     1. The side of a thing. [Obs.] --Sir I. Newton.
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     2. The exterior line, limit, or border of a country; frontier
        border. [Obs.]
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              From the river, the river Euphrates, even to the
              uttermost sea, shall your coast be.   --Deut. xi.
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     3. The seashore, or land near it.
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              He sees in English ships the Holland coast.
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              We the Arabian coast do know
              At distance, when the species blow.   --Waller.
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     The coast is clear, the danger is over; no enemy in sight.
        --Dryden. Fig.: There are no obstacles. "Seeing that the
        coast was clear, Zelmane dismissed Musidorus." --Sir P.
     Coast guard.
        (a) A body of men originally employed along the coast to
            prevent smuggling; now, under the control of the
            admiralty, drilled as a naval reserve. [Eng.]
        (b) The force employed in life-saving stations along the
            seacoast. [U. S.]
     Coast rat (Zool.), a South African mammal ({Bathyergus
        suillus), about the size of a rabbit, remarkable for its
        extensive burrows; -- called also sand mole.
     Coast waiter, a customhouse officer who superintends the
        landing or shipping of goods for the coast trade. [Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coast \Coast\ (k[=o]st), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Coasted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Coasting.] [OE. costien, costeien, costen, OF.
     costier, costoier, F. c[^o]toyer, fr. Of. coste coast, F.
     c[^o]te. See Coast, n.]
     1. To draw or keep near; to approach. [Obs.]
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              Anon she hears them chant it lustily,
              And all in haste she coasteth to the cry. --Shak.
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     2. To sail by or near the shore.
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              The ancients coasted only in their navigation.
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     3. To sail from port to port in the same country.
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     4. [Cf. OF. coste, F. c[^o]te, hill, hillside.] To slide down
        hill; to slide on a sled, upon snow or ice. [Local, U. S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coast \Coast\, v. t.
     1. To draw near to; to approach; to keep near, or by the side
        of. [Obs.] --Hakluyt.
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     2. To sail by or near; to follow the coast line of.
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              Nearchus, . . . not knowing the compass, was fain to
              coast that shore.                     --Sir T.
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     3. To conduct along a coast or river bank. [Obs.]
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              The Indians . . . coasted me along the river.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the shore of a sea or ocean [syn: seashore, coast,
           seacoast, sea-coast]
      2: a slope down which sleds may coast; "when it snowed they made
         a coast on the golf course"
      3: the area within view; "the coast is clear"
      4: the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in
         contact with it; "his slide didn't stop until the bottom of
         the hill"; "the children lined up for a coast down the snowy
         slope" [syn: slide, glide, coast]
      v 1: move effortlessly; by force of gravity

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  188 Moby Thesaurus words for "coast":
     abide, avalanche, bank, be a sideliner, be effortless, be painless,
     be still, beach, beam, berm, board, boat, border, bordure, brim,
     brink, broadside, brow, canoe, carry sail, cheek, chop,
     circumnavigate, coastland, coastline, cross, cruise, delay,
     do nothing, drift, edge, embankment, featheredge, flange, flank,
     flit, flow, fly, foreshore, frame, freeze, fringe, give no trouble,
     glide, glissade, glissando, go by ship, go easily,
     go like clockwork, go on shipboard, go to sea, hand, handedness,
     hang fire, haunch, hem, hibernate, hip, hug the shore, ice-skate,
     idle, ironbound coast, jowl, keep quiet, labellum, labium, labrum,
     landslide, landslip, laterality, ledge, lido, lie dormant,
     lie still, limb, limbus, lip, list, littoral, make a passage,
     many-sidedness, marge, margin, mark time, motorboat,
     multilaterality, navigate, not breathe, not budge, not stir, plage,
     planking, playa, ply, present no difficulties, profile, quarter,
     ragged edge, range the coast, remain, remain motionless, repose,
     rest, rim, riverside, riviera, rockbound coast, roll, roller-skate,
     row, run, run smoothly, sail, sail coast-wise, sail round,
     sail the sea, sands, scull, sea margin, seabank, seabeach,
     seaboard, seacliff, seacoast, seafare, seashore, seaside, selvage,
     shingle, shore, shoreline, side, sideline, sideslip, siding,
     sit back, sit it out, skate, skateboard, ski, skid, skim, skirt,
     skirt the shore, sled, sleigh, slidder, slide, slide down, slip,
     slippage, slither, snowslide, snowslip, stagnate, stand,
     stand fast, stand firm, stand still, stay, stay in soundings,
     stay put, steam, steamboat, stick, stick fast, strand,
     submerged coast, subsidence, sweep, take a voyage, take it easy,
     tarry, temple, tidewater, toboggan, traverse, tread water,
     unilaterality, vegetate, verge, voyage, wait and see,
     watch and wait, waterfront, waterside, work well, yacht

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Cache On A STick (Intel)

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Computer Operations, Audit and Security Technology (org.)

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Cache On A STick
      (COAST) Intel Corporation attempt to's
     standardise the modular L2 cache subsystem in
     Pentium-based computers.
     A COAST module should be about 4.35" wide by 1.14" high.
     According to earlier specifications from Motorola, a module
     between 4.33" and 4.36" wide, and between 1.12" and 1.16" high
     is within the COAST standard.  Some module vendors, including
     some major motherboard suppliers, greatly violate the height
     Another COAST specification violated by many suppliers
     concerns clock distribution in synchronous modules.  The
     specification requires that the clock tree to each synchronous
     chip be balanced, i.e. equal length from edge of the connector
     to individual chips.  An unbalanced clock tree increases
     reflections and noise.
     For a 256 kilobyte cache module the standard requires the
     same clock be used for both chips but some vendors use
     separate clocks to reduce loading on the clock driver and
     hence increase the clock speed.  However, this creates
     unbalanced loading in other motherboard configurations, such
     as motherboards with soldered caches in the system.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  COAST. The margin of a country bounded by the sea. This term includes the 
  natural appendages of the territory which rise out of the water, although 
  they are not of sufficient firmness to be inhabited or fortified. Shoals 
  perpetually covered with water are not, however, comprehended under the name 
  of coast. The small islands, situate at the mouth of the Mississippi, 
  composed of earth and trees drifted down by the river, which are not of 
  consistency enough to support the purposes of life, and are uninhabited, 
  though resorted to for shooting birds, were held to form a part of the 
  coast. 5 Rob. Adm. R. 385. (c). 

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