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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.

    'The Little Stranger'

  • 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 Commission in Lunacy

  • 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.

    the venitius command

  • 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.

    Tour de Force

  • 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.

    The Book-Hunter at Home

  • I bent deftly and pilfered a little cockled cherry from between the very fingertips of her whose heart was doubtless like its -- quite hard.

    Henry Brocken His Travels and Adventures in the Rich, Strange, Scarce-Imaginable Regions of Romance

  • 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.

    The Return

  • "Not cocked – cockled" – it was Alice who said this.

    The Wouldbegoods

  • Gay writes: "Showers soon drench the camblet's cockled grain."

    The Journal to Stella

  • 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.

    The Merryweathers


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