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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Cocking  \Cock"ing\,  n. 
  Cockfighting.  --Ben  Jonson 




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