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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of cockle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Inclosed in a shell.
- adj. Wrinkled; puckered.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a shell like that of a cockle; inclosed in a shell.
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I remember its lovely ageing details: the worn red brick, the cockled window glass, the weathered sandstone edgings.
Even in the bedroom there were embroidered pin-cushions, landscapes in cross-stitch, and crosses in folded paper, so elaborately cockled as to show the senseless labor they had cost.
The natives are a leathery, insouciant people; well-heeled women in suggestive topcloths parade around the avenues like so many cockled peacocks, and the men are as manicured as the Egyptians, a tribe of smellsmocks and pinchfarthings jockeying for attention.
There were no cockled tin gutters here to catch the moisture trickling down the walls, the floor was green and slimy with two hundred years of it.
Handsome his library will never be, for here there will be a whole set of paper-bound volumes lacking backs, here a folio strangely patched and mended, there a book in rather dirty vellum somewhat cockled by damp, and so on.
I bent deftly and pilfered a little cockled cherry from between the very fingertips of her whose heart was doubtless like its -- quite hard.
And at some distance beyond the top of the hill he sat down on the bank beside a nettled ditch, and with his book pressed down upon the wayside grass struck a match, and holding it low in the scented, windless air turned slowly the cockled leaf.
"Not cocked – cockled" – it was Alice who said this.
Gay writes: "Showers soon drench the camblet's cockled grain."
Be sure to tell her that my skirt is _all_ cockled up, so that you could put it in your waistcoat pocket, Tom; and that the _only_ way to save it is to press it _damp_, and let it _dry_ before I put it on.
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