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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Cockshut  \Cock"shut`\,  n. 
  A  kind  of  net  to  catch  woodcock.  [Obs.]  --Nares. 
  {Cockshut  time}  or  {light},  evening  twilight;  nightfall;  -- 
  so  called  in  allusion  to  the  tome  at  which  the  cockshut 
  used  to  be  spread.  [Obs.]  --Shak.  B.  Jonson