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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cowfish  \Cow"fish`\  (-f?ch`),  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  grampus. 
  b  A  California  dolphin  ({Tursiops  Gillii}). 
  c  A  marine  plectognath  fish  ({Ostracoin  quadricorne},  and 
  allied  species),  having  two  projections,  like  horns,  in 
  front;  --  called  also  {cuckold},  {coffer  fish}, 
  {trunkfish}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cuckold  \Cuck"old\  (k?k"?ld),  n.  [OE.  kukeweld  cokewold, 
  cokold  fr  OF  coucoul  cucuault  the  last  syllable  being 
  modified  by  the  OE  suffix  -wold  (see  {Herald});  cf  F.  cocu 
  a  cuckold,  formerly  also  a  cuckoo,  and  L.  cuculus  a  cuckoo. 
  The  word  alludes  to  the  habit  of  the  female  cuckoo,  who  lays 
  her  eggs  in  the  nests  of  other  birds,  to  be  hatched  by  them.] 
  1.  A  man  whose  wife  is  unfaithful;  the  husband  of  an 
  adulteress.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  West  Indian  plectognath  fish  ({Ostracion 
  triqueter}). 
  b  The  cowfish. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cuckold  \Cuck"old\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cuckolded};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Cuckolding}.] 
  To  make  a  cuckold  of  as  a  husband,  by  seducing  his  wife,  or 
  by  her  becoming  an  adulteress.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cuckold 
  n  :  a  man  whose  wife  committed  adultery 
  v  :  be  sexually  unfaithful  to  one's  partner  in  marriage;  "She 
  cheats  on  her  husband";  "Might  her  husband  be  wandering?" 
  [syn:  {cheat  on},  {cheat},  {betray},  {wander}] 




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