from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A large net for catching woodcock by shutting them in.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A kind of net to catch woodcock.
- noun [Obs.] evening twilight; nightfall; -- so called in allusion to the tome at which the cockshut used to be spread.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun obsolete A kind of
netfor catching woodcock.
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Summing up, he said: "So let's raise a brendice, a cup in which a person's health is drunk, to this extraordinary language of ours, crammed full of words most ostrobogulous, bizarre and interesting, the study of which could keep us occupied from beetle-belch to cockshut.