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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Peacock  \Pea"cock`\,  n.  [OE.  pecok.  Pea-  in  this  word  is  from 
  AS  pe['a],  p[=a]wa,  peacock,  fr  L.  pavo,  prob.  of  Oriental 
  origin;  cf  Gr  ?,  ?,  Per.  t[=a]us,  t[=a]wus,  Ar  t[=a]wu?s. 
  See  {Cock}  the  bird.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  male  of  any  pheasant  of  the  genus  {Pavo}, 
  of  which  at  least  two  species  are  known  native  of 
  Southern  Asia  and  the  East  Indies. 
 
  Note:  The  upper  tail  coverts,  which  are  long  and  capable  of 
  erection,  are  each  marked  with  a  black  spot  bordered  by 
  concentric  bands  of  brilliant  blue,  green,  and  golden 
  colors.  The  common  domesticated  species  is  {Pavo 
  cristatus}.  The  Javan  peacock  ({P.  muticus})  is  more 
  brilliantly  colored  than  the  common  species. 
 
  2.  In  common  usage,  the  species  in  general  or  collectively;  a 
  peafowl. 
 
  {Peacock  butterfly}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  handsome  European  butterfly 
  ({Hamadryas  Io})  having  ocelli  like  those  of  peacock. 
 
  {Peacock  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  European  blue-striped  wrasse 
  ({Labrus  variegatus});  --  so  called  on  account  of  its 
  brilliant  colors.  Called  also  {cook  wrasse}  and  {cook}. 
 
  {Peacock  pheasant}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of 
  handsome  Asiatic  pheasants  of  the  genus  {Polyplectron}. 
  They  resemble  the  peacock  in  color. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cook  \Cook\  (k[=oo]k),  v.  i.  [Of  imitative  origin.] 
  To  make  the  noise  of  the  cuckoo.  [Obs.  or  R.] 
 
  Constant  cuckoos  cook  on  every  side  --The 
  Silkworms 
  (1599). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cook  \Cook\  (k[oo^]k),  v.  t.  [Etymol.  unknown.] 
  To  throw.  [Prov.Eng.]  ``Cook  me  that  ball.''  --Grose. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cook  \Cook\  (k[oo^]k),  n.  [AS.  c[=o]c,  fr  l.  cocus,  coquus 
  coquus  fr  coquere  to  cook;  akin  to  Gr  ?,  Skr.  pac,  and  to 
  E.  apricot,  biscuit,  concoct,  dyspepsia,  precocious.  Cf 
  {Pumpkin}.] 
  1.  One  whose  occupation  is  to  prepare  food  for  the  table;  one 
  who  dresses  or  cooks  meat  or  vegetables  for  eating. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  fish,  the  European  striped  wrasse. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cook  \Cook\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cooked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Cooking}.] 
  1.  To  prepare,  as  food,  by  boiling,  roasting,  baking, 
  broiling,  etc.;  to  make  suitable  for  eating,  by  the  agency 
  of  fire  or  heat. 
 
  2.  To  concoct  or  prepare;  hence  to  tamper  with  or  alter;  to 
  garble;  --  often  with  up  as  to  cook  up  a  story;  to  cook 
  an  account.  [Colloq.] 
 
  They  all  of  them  receive  the  same  advices  from 
  abroad,  and  very  often  in  the  same  words  but  their 
  way  of  cooking  it  is  so  different.  --Addison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cook  \Cook\  (k[oo^]k),  v.  i. 
  To  prepare  food  for  the  table. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cook 
  n  :  someone  who  cooks  food 
  v  1:  prepare  a  hot  meal;  "My  husband  doesn't  cook" 
  2:  prepare  for  eating  by  applying  heat;  "Cook  me  dinner, 
  please";  "can  you  make  me  an  omelette?"  "fix  breakfast  for 
  the  guests,  please"  [syn:  {fix},  {ready},  {make},  {prepare}] 
  3:  transform  and  make  suitable  for  consumption  by  heating; 
  "These  potatoes  have  to  cook  for  20  minutes" 
  4:  fake  or  falsify;  "Fudge  the  figures";  "cook  the  books"; 
  "falsify  the  data"  [syn:  {fudge},  {manipulate},  {fake},  {falsify}, 
  {wangle},  {misrepresent}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Cook,  MN  (city,  FIPS  13006) 
  Location:  47.85308  N,  92.68805  W 
  Population  (1990):  680  (308  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  55723 
  Cook,  NE  (village,  FIPS  10390) 
  Location:  40.51031  N,  96.16123  W 
  Population  (1990):  333  (171  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  68329 
  Cook,  WA 
  Zip  code(s):  98605 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Cook 
  a  person  employed  to  perform  culinary  service.  In  early  times 
  among  the  Hebrews  cooking  was  performed  by  the  mistress  of  the 
  household  (Gen.  18:2-6;  Judg.  6:19),  and  the  process  was  very 
  expeditiously  performed  (Gen.  27:3,  4,  9,  10).  Professional 
  cooks  were  afterwards  employed  (1  Sam.  8:13;  9:23).  Few  animals, 
  as  a  rule  were  slaughtered  (other  than  sacrifices),  except  for 
  purposes  of  hospitality  (Gen.  18:7;  Luke  15:23).  The  paschal 
  lamb  was  roasted  over  a  fire  (Ex.  12:8,  9;  2Chr.  35:13).  Cooking 
  by  boiling  was  the  usual  method  adopted  (Lev.  8:31;  Ex  16:23). 
  No  cooking  took  place  on  the  Sabbath  day  (Ex.  35:3). 
 




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