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  • n. Plural form of cockspur.


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  • "cockspurs," etc. Often you can see on the bottom of a plate the marks made by these supports.

    Makers of Many Things

  • Does anyone still think President Bush and the rest of these GOP morally-inept cockspurs will "protect" us?


  • On a ledge above us were standing some gypsies, eight or nine girls in jackets and trousers of printed curtain stuffs, and two men who were jumping and gesticulating in front of them, the upturned toes of their leather sandals looking like cockspurs.

    Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: Part V

  • It was all kept for the cows because there were a few cockspurs in it.

    A Woman Rice Planter

  • At the plantation got very unhappy over the fear of cockspurs in the hay.

    A Woman Rice Planter

  • I have made myself a beautiful big blue denim apron turned up about twenty inches, so that when I go in the field to get rid of the cockspurs and see the work I need not be idle.

    A Woman Rice Planter

  • They had two large barrels packed tightly with cockspurs, root and all, the burrs being still soft; and look over the field as carefully as I could I found not a single plant.

    A Woman Rice Planter

  • My field of pea-vine hay is beautiful, but it was so badly ploughed that here and there cockspurs were not turned under and they would ruin the whole field.

    A Woman Rice Planter

  • Went down after early dinner in great haste to peas field prepared to help pick out cockspurs, but found that Gertie and two other women had finished.

    A Woman Rice Planter

  • I went out to the oats field intending to get back before 12, the hour of meeting, but Gibby went to burn up some patches of cockspurs and let the fire get away into the pasture, which was terrible.

    A Woman Rice Planter


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