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cockle


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cockle  \Coc"kle\,  n.  [AS.  coccel,  cocel;  cf  Gael.  cogall  tares, 
  husks,  cockle.]  (Bot.) 
  a  A  plant  or  weed  that  grows  among  grain;  the  corn  rose 
  ({Luchnis  Githage}). 
  b  The  {Lotium},  or  darnel. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cockle  \Coc"kle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cockled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Cockling}.]  [Of  uncertian  origin.] 
  To  cause  to  contract  into  wrinkles  or  ridges,  as  some  kinds 
  of  cloth  after  a  wetting. 
 
  {Cockling  sea},  waves  dashing  against  each  other  with  a  short 
  and  quick  motion.  --Ham.  Nav.  Encyc. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cockle  \Coc"kle\  (k[o^]k"k'l),  n.  [OE.  cockes  cockles,  AS 
  s[=ae]coccas  sea  cockles,  prob,  from  Celtic;  cf  W.  cocs 
  cockles,  Gael.  cochull  husk.  Perh.  influenced  by  F.  coquille 
  shell,  a  dim.  from  the  root  of  E.  conch.  Cf  {Coach}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  bivalve  mollusk,  with  radiating  ribs,  of  the 
  genus  {Cardium},  especially  {C.  edule},  used  in  Europe  for 
  food;  --  sometimes  applied  to  similar  shells  of  other 
  genera. 
 
  2.  A  cockleshell. 
 
  3.  The  mineral  black  tourmaline  or  schorl;  --  so  called  by 
  the  Cornish  miners.  --Raymond. 
 
  4.  The  fire  chamber  of  a  furnace.  [Eng.]  --Knight. 
 
  5.  A  hop-drying  kiln;  an  oast.  --Knight. 
 
  6.  The  dome  of  a  heating  furnace.  --Knight. 
 
  {Cockle  hat},  a  hat  ornamented  with  a  cockleshell,  the  badge 
  of  a  pilgrim.  --Shak. 
 
  {Cockle  stairs},  winding  or  spiral  stairs. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cockle 
  n  1:  common  edible  European  bivalve 
  2:  common  edible  European  bivalve  mollusk  having  a  rounded 
  shell  with  radiating  ribs 
  v  1:  stir  up  (water)  so  as  to  form  ripples  [syn:  {ripple},  {ruffle}, 
  {riffle},  {undulate}] 
  2:  to  gather  something  into  small  wrinkles  or  folds;  "She 
  puckered  her  lips,"  "This  material  drew  after  having  been 
  washed  in  hot  water"  [syn:  {pucker},  {draw},  {rumple},  {crumple}, 
  {knit}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Cockle 
  occurs  only  in  Job  31:40  (marg.,  "noisome  weeds"),  where  it  is 
  the  rendering  of  a  Hebrew  word  (b'oshah)  which  means 
  "offensive,"  "having  a  bad  smell,"  referring  to  some  weed 
  perhaps  which  has  an  unpleasant  odour.  Or  it  may  be  regarded  as 
  simply  any  noisome  weed,  such  as  the  tares"  or  darnel  of  Matt. 
  13:30.  In  Isa.  5:2,  4  the  plural  form  is  rendered  "wild  grapes." 
 




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