Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of cock.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of cock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A common name in some parts of England for the ribwort, Plantago lanceolata, from a children's game in which the flower-spikes are fought against each other like cocks in a cock-fight.

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Examples

  • It was rich to hear him the other day descanting to Lucas upon the evil effects of earthing up corn, and the advantages of curing hay in cocks, as to both which matters Lucas is a thorough unbeliever, and Earl was a year ago.

    Queechy

  • I'll put it in cocks: how much heft should be in 'em?

    Queechy

  • "But, Mr. Douglass, you'll try the experiment of curing it in cocks?"

    Queechy

  • A cocksucker who does not suck cocks is not a cocksucker at all.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • We can apply Anselm's argument for existence as superior to non-existence here, and with even more force, for a cocksucker who does not suck cocks is clearly less great than one who does, and a generosity which is not enacted is clearly less great than that which is.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  •   The cocks were the true art, but her paychecks came from water-color city scenes painted for tourists, this income slightly augmented by a rapidly dwindling inheritance from her paternal grandmother.

    Cock Sculpting

  • And here is between two cocks, which is nice and tense.

    Between two ferns

  • The cocks were the true art, but her paychecks came from water-color city scenes painted for tourists, this income slightly augmented by a rapidly dwindling inheritance from her paternal grandmother.

    Cock Sculpting

  • Omitting some of the niceties of our previous discussion, we may say that an instrument is ACCURATE when it avoids the defects of the two boys and weather-cocks, that is to say, when --

    The Analysis of Mind

  • Chelsea, to get out of the sound of certain cocks.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

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