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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cord  \Cord\  (k?rd),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Corded};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Cording}.] 
  1.  To  bind  with  a  cord;  to  fasten  with  cords;  to  connect  with 
  cords;  to  ornament  or  finish  with  a  cord  or  cords,  as  a 
  garment. 
 
  2.  To  arrange  (wood,  etc.)  in  a  pile  for  measurement  by  the 
  cord. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cord  \Cord\  (k[^o]rd),  n.  [F.  corde,  L.  chorda  catgut,  chord, 
  cord,  fr  Gr  chordh`;  cf  chola`des  intestines,  L.  haruspex 
  soothsayer  (inspector  of  entrails),  Icel.  g["o]rn,  pl  garnir 
  gut,  and  E.  yarn.  Cf  {Chord},  {Yarn}.] 
  1.  A  string,  or  small  rope,  composed  of  several  strands 
  twisted  together. 
 
  2.  A  solid  measure,  equivalent  to  128  cubic  feet;  a  pile  of 
  wood,  or  other  coarse  material,  eight  feet  long,  four  feet 
  high,  and  four  feet  broad;  --  originally  measured  with  a 
  cord  or  line 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Core  \Core\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cord}  (k?rd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Coring}.] 
  1.  To  take  out  the  core  or  inward  parts  of  as  to  core  an 
  apple. 
 
  He's  likee  a  corn  upon  my  great  toe  .  .  .  he  must  be 
  cored  out  --Marston. 
 
  2.  To  form  by  means  of  a  core,  as  a  hole  in  a  casting. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cord 
  n  1:  a  line  made  of  twisted  fibers  or  threads 
  2:  a  unit  of  amount  of  wood  cut  for  burning;  128  cubic  feet 
  3:  an  light  insulated  conductor  for  household  use  [syn:  {electric 
  cord}] 
  4:  a  cut  pile  fabric  with  vertical  ribs;  usually  made  of  cotton 
  [syn:  {corduroy}] 
  v  1:  stack  in  cords,  of  wood 
  2:  bind  or  tie  with  a  cord 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Cord,  AR 
  Zip  code(s):  72524 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Cord 
  frequently  used  in  its  proper  sense  for  fastening  a  tent  (Ex. 
  35:18;  39:40),  yoking  animals  to  a  cart  (Isa.  5:18),  binding 
  prisoners  (Judg.  15:13;  Ps  2:3;  129:4),  and  measuring  ground  (2 
  Sam.  8;2;  Ps  78:55).  Figuratively,  death  is  spoken  of  as  the 
  giving  way  of  the  tent-cord  (Job  4:21.  "Is  not  their  tent-cord 
  plucked  up?"  R.V.).  To  gird  one's  self  with  a  cord  was  a  token 
  of  sorrow  and  humiliation.  To  stretch  a  line  over  a  city  meant 
  to  level  it  with  the  ground  (Lam.  2:8).  The  "cords  of  sin"  are 
  the  consequences  or  fruits  of  sin  (Prov.  5:22).  A  "threefold 
  cord"  is  a  symbol  of  union  (Eccl.  4:12).  The  "cords  of  a  man" 
  (Hos.  11:4)  means  that  men  employ,  in  inducing  each  other 
  methods  such  as  are  suitable  to  men,  and  not  cords"  such  as 
  oxen  are  led  by  Isaiah  (5:18)  says,  "Woe  unto  them  that  draw 
  iniquity  with  cords  of  vanity,  and  sin  as  it  were  with  a  cart 
  rope."  This  verse  is  thus  given  in  the  Chaldee  paraphrase:  "Woe 
  to  those  who  begin  to  sin  by  little  and  little,  drawing  sin  by 
  cords  of  vanity:  these  sins  grow  and  increase  till  they  are 
  strong  and  are  like  a  cart  rope."  This  may  be  the  true  meaning. 
  The  wicked  at  first  draw  sin  with  a  slender  cord;  but  by-and-by 
  their  sins  increase,  and  they  are  drawn  after  them  by  a  cart 
  rope.  Henderson  in  his  commentary  says:  "The  meaning  is  that  the 
  persons  described  were  not  satisfied  with  ordinary  modes  of 
  provoking  the  Deity,  and  the  consequent  ordinary  approach  of  his 
  vengeance,  but  as  it  were  yoked  themselves  in  the  harness  of 
  iniquity,  and  putting  forth  all  their  strength,  drew  down  upon 
  themselves,  with  accelerated  speed,  the  load  of  punishment  which 
  their  sins  deserved." 
 




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