cockle

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Synonyms for cockle

common edible European bivalve

common edible, burrowing European bivalve mollusk that has a strong, rounded shell with radiating ribs

stir up (water) so as to form ripples

to gather something into small wrinkles or folds

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Bobby was one of Britain's legendary Cockleshell Heroes - the volunteers who paddled up a river on flimsy canoes to plant mines on German ships.
This plan depicts a panel of an elaborate bipartite or possibly quadrupartite parterre de broderie etched with cyphers and scrolls of sand, 'Cole ashes', cockleshells, earth and 'gravell', framed by plates-bandes, or 'Long Bord[ers]', where mop-headed shrubs alternate with pyramidal evergreens.
Other firms use crushed cockleshells, available in natural or in non- toxic, light-fast colours.
Many of the legends collected by the Victorian folklorist Elias Owen were set very near where the house was found, including tales of a magical fairy cow and of a harpist, Shon Robert, who played in a fairy palace all night but woke up at dawn on a bare hillside, the gold he had been given transformed into cockleshells.
Silver bells and cockleshells were slang terms for instruments of torture while the ''pretty maid'' was a machine used to behead people.
So, the cockleshells crop up here as a kind of remembrance of my aesthetic education.
Ewart and 11 other volunteers agreed to paddle five canoes -nicknamed cockleshells -70 miles along the Nazi-held Gironde River in France to attack enemy shipping in the Bordeaux harbour.
You could watch crabs skittering sideways over discarded clam and cockleshells, and shiners flicking back and forth.
Cockleshells imported from Norfolk have drawn in almost 100 new residents to a fledgling Teesside nature reserve.
Part of the display features examples of crime prevention used by households in 1829, such as crushed cockleshells on pathways and spear-headed iron railings.