coast coast  /ˈkoʊst/


  1. (n) the shore of a sea or ocean
  2. (n) a slope down which sleds may coast
  3. (n) the area within view
  4. (n) the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it
  5. (v) move effortlessly; by force of gravity

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  1. Coast Guard: 3 boaters rescued off Charleston coast

    The Coast Guard rescued three boaters off the coast of Charleston Saturday morning after their boat began to take on water due to a hole in the back of the vessel, officials say.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WMBF News Myrtle Beach

  2. Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 in N.C.

    The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two people Saturday afternoon after their sailboat began taking on water in the Pamlico Sound near Ocracoke.  The crew of the 22-foot sailboat Sea-Ya contacted Coast Guard watchstanders for help shortly after 1 p.m., according to a news release. 
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Virginian-Pilot

  3. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues Ukranian man on Gulf tanker

    Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues Ukranian man on Gulf tanker Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 1:46 pm, Saturday, June 15, 2013 A U.S. Coast Guard rescue crew airlifted a man experiencing stroke-like symptoms from an oil tanker off Galveston Saturday morning. A private ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle

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  1. "Make no mistake," Obama said. "We will fight this spill with everything we've got for as long it takes. We will make BP pay for the damage their company has caused. And we will do whatever's necessary to help the Gulf Coast and its people...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source:

  2. "They've used the war rhetoric," Jindal said aboard a boat floating in oil-slicked waters near Grand Isle. "If this is really a war, they need to be using every resource that makes sense to fight this oil before it comes to our coast."
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Bobby Jindal Source: The Associated Press

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