from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A corrupt dialectal form of cockle.
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I wonder where the cuckle-burrs are, and the tick-seed, and the jimson weeds and the puff-balls.
There ain't a better colt in the country, only he don't show it; sperit's too quiet unless I lay a cuckle bur under his tail.
Old man Hagerman has been mowing all the rag-weed and cuckle-burrs along the line of march, and the lawns have had an unusual amount of shaving and sprinkling.
To my Jewish brothers and sisters do not let this old man cuckle you into believing you are not important.
-- hadn't been thar but little better'n two year, afore they was as thick all round me, as cuckle-burrs in a colt's tail, a-huntin and a fishin all about me -- and had bilt lanes -- lanes,
Some Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs, Late of the Tallapoosa Volunteers; Together with "Taking the Census," and Other Alabama Sketches. By a Country Editor. With a Portrait from Life, and Other Illustrations, by Darley
But, now, take the pelikin! if game is a fah 'name fo' him -- aw heh, as the case may be; which that bird -- nine foot f'm tip to tip, the white ones -- use 'to be as common on this riveh as cuckle-burrs in a sheep's tail! "