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cork


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cork  \Cork\  (k[^o]rk),  n.  [Cf.  G.,  Dan.,  &  Sw  kork,  D.  kurk; 
  all  fr  Sp  corcho,  fr  L.  cortex,  corticis,  bark,  rind.  Cf 
  {Cortex}.] 
  1.  The  outer  layer  of  the  bark  of  the  cork  tree  ({Quercus 
  Suber}),  of  which  stoppers  for  bottles  and  casks  are  made 
  See  {Cutose}. 
 
  2.  A  stopper  for  a  bottle  or  cask,  cut  out  of  cork. 
 
  3.  A  mass  of  tabular  cells  formed  in  any  kind  of  bark,  in 
  greater  or  less  abundance. 
 
  Note:  Cork  is  sometimes  used  wrongly  for  calk,  calker; 
  calkin,  a  sharp  piece  of  iron  on  the  shoe  of  a  horse  or 
  ox 
 
  {Cork  jackets},  a  jacket  having  thin  pieces  of  cork  inclosed 
  within  canvas,  and  used  to  aid  in  swimming. 
 
  {Cork  tree}  (Bot.),  the  species  of  oak  ({Quercus  Suber}  of 
  Southern  Europe)  whose  bark  furnishes  the  cork  of 
  commerce. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cork  \Cork\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Corked}  (k[^o]rkt);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Corking}.] 
  1.  To  stop  with  a  cork,  as  a  bottle. 
 
  2.  To  furnish  or  fit  with  cork;  to  raise  on  cork. 
 
  Tread  on  corked  stilts  a  prisoner's  pace.  --Bp. 
  Hall. 
 
  Note:  To  cork  is  sometimes  used  erroneously  for  to  calk,  to 
  furnish  the  shoe  of  a  horse  or  ox  with  sharp  points, 
  and  also  in  the  meaning  of  cutting  with  a  calk. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cork 
  n  1:  outer  bark  of  the  cork  oak;  used  for  stoppers  for  bottles 
  etc 
  2:  (botany)  outer  tissue  of  bark;  a  protective  layer  of  dead 
  cells  [syn:  {phellem}] 
  3:  the  plug  in  the  mouth  of  a  bottle  (especially  a  wine  bottle) 
  4:  a  small  float  usually  made  of  cork;  attached  to  a  fishing 
  line  [syn:  {bob},  {bobber},  {bobfloat}] 
  v  :  close  a  bottle  with  a  cork  [syn:  {cork  up}]  [ant:  {uncork}] 




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