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Synonyms for cock

faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid

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the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled

adult male chicken

adult male bird

tilt or slant to one side

set the trigger of a firearm back for firing

to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others

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Well, it'll be tried in Inverara, the Campbells' head place; with fifteen Campbells in the jury-box and the biggest Campbell of all (and that's the Duke) sitting cocking on the bench.
came the snapping sound of Stepan Arkadyevitch cocking his gun.
It wasn't like that boy to run either way," said the crammer, cocking a clear blue eye on me.
What I did hear, plainly, was the cocking of the bank revolver before the bolts were shot back.
the young man asked, too discreet to put his question directly to Saxon, yet dividing it between her and Billy, and cocking his eye at the covered basket.
And what does the boy mean,' added Mr Willet, after he had stared at him for a little time, in a species of stupefaction, 'by cocking his hat, to such an extent
The young gentleman who was standing in an easy attitude on the hearth, cocking his glass at the company, with his back to the blaze and his coat tucked under his arms, something as if he were Of the Poultry species and were trussed for roasting, lost countenance at this reply; he seemed about to demand further explanation, when it was discovered--through all eyes turning on the speaker--that the lady with him, who was young and beautiful, had not heard what had passed through having fainted with her head upon his shoulder.
The creature appeared quite horrible with his monstrous head and little body, as he rubbed his hands slowly round, and round, and round again--with something fantastic even in his manner of performing this slight action--and, dropping his shaggy brows and cocking his chin in the air, glanced upward with a stealthy look of exultation that an imp might have copied and appropriated to himself.
The Micro 335 features an oversized cocking stirrup, ambidextrous cheek piece, aluminum rail, the REDS dampening system, oversized trigger guard, Feather-Lite Skeletonized stock, Gen II CRT limbs, pistol grip and more.
Diane Elizabeth Cocking, midwife at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan, admitted five allegations that she had failed to update patient records, challenge doctors, set up monitoring equipment and escalate treatment to a consultant.
They require full effort the instant the lever starts to compress the spring, unlike airguns with coiled steel springs that start out easy and gradually build up resistance the farther the cocking lever is pushed.
Recall Summary Name of product: Game Winner crossbow cocking ropes Hazard: The hooks attaching the cocking rope to the crossbow string can break and cause it to recoil, posing a laceration hazard.
STEVE RUSHWORTH and Richard Cocking are to be honoured by the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League when they are presented with the Lady Sykes Candlesticks.
The headline read "WORCESTER AND CHERRY VALLEY, Easter Cocking Main of Six Battles Is Fought at Greenville, CITY BIRDS WIN FIVE OF SIX ENCOUNTERS, Stand $55 Ahead in Addition to Side Bets.
The local paper, the Port Tobacco Times, announced that Cocking "has erected a neat dwelling and store house and will lay in a stock of goods by the first of September".