“Originally, the candies were "cockles" -- shell-shaped, wrapped in colored paper with printed sayings.”
“But to himself he said, “They are burning” — an allusion to the game of hot cockles, which is indeed a childlike symbol of the dreadful struggle between justice and the criminal.”
“They were of all types: skiffs and wherries and canoes and snub-nosed punts, with a great number of short, sharply rounded craft, new to my American observance, and called cockles, very precisely adapted to contain one girl, who had to sit with her eyes firmly fixed on the young man with the oars, lest a glance to this side or that should oversee the ticklishly balanced shell.”
“The shelves are stocked with bags of English creamy toffees, jars of saltwater clams called cockles, Marmite yeast spread (think Vegemite), crisps (potato chips, a staple at British pubs) and the Heinz Beans that Brits love so.”
“But to himself he said, "They are burning" -- an allusion to the game of hot cockles, which is indeed a childlike symbol of the dreadful struggle between justice and the criminal.”
“I also happen to believe that when something makes you angry you should think a little bit about why it makes you angry, since it's our capacity for rational thought that separates us from lower creatures such as cockles and man-eating kangaroos.”
“Interestingly, the "Fixie Crew" is indeed back, but since one of the members was caught coasting in the infamous "cockles" episode they've now been downgraded to the "single-speed crew:”
“When I read the word "cockles", I started giggling.”
“Somehow he got the notion that Themistocles was one of my special heroes, and just to show his total lack of respect for that worthy, and above all to tease me, he delighted in calling him Themi-stockles as if his name rhymed with "cockles," and like a simpleton I took pains to correct his pronunciation and sought to rouse his interest in the struggles between Athens and Sparta.”
“On getting back into the gorge, he was at once relieved of his load; which proved to consist of about three hundred "cockles", as he called the shell-fish he had collected, and which were found to be a species of mussel.”
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