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  13  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Faucet  \Fau"cet\,  n.  [F.  fausset  perh.  fr  L.  fauces  throat.] 
  1.  A  fixture  for  drawing  a  liquid,  as  water,  molasses,  oil, 
  etc.,  from  a  pipe,  cask,  or  other  vessel,  in  such 
  quantities  as  may  be  desired;  --  called  also  {tap},  and 
  {cock}.  It  consists  of  a  tubular  spout,  stopped  with  a 
  movable  plug,  spigot,  valve,  or  slide. 
 
  2.  The  enlarged  end  of  a  section  of  pipe  which  receives  the 
  spigot  end  of  the  next  section. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cock  \Cock\,  v.  i. 
  To  strut;  to  swagger;  to  look  big  pert,  or  menacing. 
  --Addison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cock  \Cock\,  n. 
  The  act  of  cocking;  also  the  turn  so  given  as  a  cock  of 
  the  eyes;  to  give  a  hat  a  saucy  cock. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cock  \Cock\,  n.  [It.  cocca  notch  of  an  arrow.] 
  1.  The  notch  of  an  arrow  or  crossbow. 
 
  2.  The  hammer  in  the  lock  of  a  firearm. 
 
  {At  cock},  {At  full  cock},  with  the  hammer  raised  and  ready 
  to  fire;  --  said  of  firearms,  also  jocularly,  of  one 
  prepared  for  instant  action 
 
  {At  half  cock}.  See  under  {Half}. 
 
  {Cock  feather}  (Archery),  the  feather  of  an  arrow  at  right 
  angles  to  the  direction  of  the  cock  or  notch.  --Nares. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cock  \Cock\,  n.  [AS.  coc;  of  unknown  origin,  perh.  in  imitation 
  of  the  cry  of  the  cock.  Cf  {Chicken}.] 
  1.  The  male  of  birds,  particularly  of  gallinaceous  or 
  domestic  fowls. 
 
  2.  A  vane  in  the  shape  of  a  cock;  a  weathercock. 
 
  Drenched  our  steeples,  drowned  the  cocks!  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  chief  man;  a  leader  or  master.  [Humorous] 
 
  Sir  Andrew  is  the  cock  of  the  club,  since  he  left 
  us  --Addison. 
 
  4.  The  crow  of  a  cock,  esp.  the  first  crow  in  the  morning; 
  cockcrow.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  begins  at  curfew,  and  walks  till  the  first  cock. 
  --Shak. 
 
  5.  A  faucet  or  valve. 
 
  Note:  Jonsons  says,  ``The  handly  probably  had  a  cock  on  the 
  top  things  that  were  contrived  to  turn  seem  anciently 
  to  have  had  that  form  whatever  was  the  reason.'' 
  Skinner  says,  because  it  used  to  be  constructed  in 
  forma  crit[ae]  galli,  i.e.,  in  the  form  of  a  cock's 
  comb. 
 
  6.  The  style  of  gnomon  of  a  dial.  --Chambers. 
 
  7.  The  indicator  of  a  balance.  --Johnson. 
 
  8.  The  bridge  piece  which  affords  a  bearing  for  the  pivot  of 
  a  balance  in  a  clock  or  watch.  --Knight. 
 
  {Ball  cock}.  See  under  {Ball}. 
 
  {Chaparral  cock}.  See  under  {Chaparral}. 
 
  {Cock  and  bull  story},  {an  extravagant},  boastful  story;  a 
  canard. 
 
  {Cock  of  the  plains}  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Sage  cock}. 
 
  {Cock  of  the  rock}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  South  American  bird 
  ({Rupicola  aurantia})  having  a  beautiful  crest. 
 
  {Cock  of  the  walk},  a  chief  or  master;  the  hero  of  the  hour; 
  one  who  has  overcrowed,  or  got  the  better  of  rivals  or 
  competitors. 
 
  {Cock  of  the  woods}.  See  {Capercailzie}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cock  \Cock\  (k[o^]k),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cocked}  (k[o^]kt);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Cocking}.]  [Cf.  Gael.  coc  to  cock.] 
  1.  To  set  erect;  to  turn  up 
 
  Our  Lightfoot  barks,  and  cocks  his  ears.  --Gay. 
 
  Dick  would  cock  his  nose  in  scorn.  --Swift. 
 
  2.  To  shape,  as  a  hat,  by  turning  up  the  brim. 
 
  3.  To  set  on  one  side  in  a  pert  or  jaunty  manner. 
 
  They  cocked  their  hats  in  each  other's  faces. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  4.  To  turn  (the  eye)  obliquely  and  partially  close  its  lid, 
  as  an  expression  of  derision  or  insinuation. 
 
  {Cocked  hat}. 
  a  A  hat  with  large  stiff  flaps  turned  up  to  a  peaked 
  crown,  thus  making  its  form  triangular;  --  called  also 
  {three-cornered  hat} 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cock  \Cock\,  v.  t. 
  To  draw  the  hammer  of  (a  firearm)  fully  back  and  set  it  for 
  firing. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cock  \Cock\,  v.  i. 
  To  draw  back  the  hammer  of  a  firearm,  and  set  it  for  firing. 
 
  Cocked,  fired,  and  missed  his  man.  --Byron. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cock  \Cock\,  n.  [Cf.  Icel.  k["o]kkr  lump,  Dan.  kok  heap,  or  E. 
  cock  to  set  erect.] 
  A  small  concial  pile  of  hay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cock  \Cock\,  v.  t. 
  To  put  into  cocks  or  heaps,  as  hay. 
 
  Under  the  cocked  hay.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cock  \Cock\,  n.  [Of.  coque,  F.  coche,  a  small  vessel,  L.  concha 
  muscle  shell,  a  vessel.  See  {Coach},  and  cf  {Cog}  a  small 
  boat.] 
  A  small  boat. 
 
  Yond  tall  anchoring  bark  [appears]  Diminished  to  her 
  cock;  her  cock,  a  buoy  Almost  too  small  for  sight. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cock  \Cock\,  n. 
  A  corruption  or  disguise  of  the  word  God,  used  in  oaths. 
  [Obs.]  ``By  cock  and  pie.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cock 
  n  1:  obscene  terms  for  penis  [syn:  {prick},  {dick},  {shaft},  {pecker}, 
  {peter},  {tool}] 
  2:  a  rotating  device  for  regulating  flow  of  a  liquid  [syn:  {stopcock}, 
  {turncock}] 
  3:  adult  male  chicken  [syn:  {rooster}] 
  4:  adult  male  bird 
  v  1:  tilt  or  slant  to  one  side  "cock  one's  head" 
  2:  set  the  trigger  of  a  firearm  back  for  firing 
  3:  to  walk  with  a  lofty  proud  gait,  often  in  an  attempt  to 
  impress  others:  "He  strut  around  like  a  rooster  in  a  hen 
  house."  [syn:  {swagger},  {ruffle},  {prance},  {strut},  {sashay}] 




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