Something we apparently have deep in our hearts, which periodically may be warmed by goodness, gratitude, charity, puppies, grandmothers, or a good bonfire.

Coc"kle (?), n. [OE. cockes cockles, AS. scoccas sea cockles, prob, from Celtic; cf. W. cocs cockles, Gael. cochull husk. Perh. influenced by EF. coquille shell, a dim. from the root of E. conch. Cf. Coach.]

1. Zool.

A bivalve mollusk, with radiating ribs, of the genus Cardium, especially C. edule, used in Europe for food; -- sometimes applied to similar shells of other genera.

2.

A cockleshell.

3.

The mineral black tourmaline or schorl; -- so called by the Cornish miners.

Raymond.

4.

The fire chamber of a furnace.

[Eng.]

Knight.

5.

A hop-drying kiln; an oast.

Knight.

6.

The dome of a heating furnace.

Knight.

Cockle hat, a hat ornamented with a cockleshell, the badge of a pilgrim. Shak. -- Cockle stairs, winding or spiral stairs.

 

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Coc"kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cockled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Cockling (?).] [Of uncertian origin.]

To cause to contract into wrinkles or ridges, as some kinds of cloth after a wetting.

Cockling sea, waves dashing against each other with a short and quick motion.

Ham. Nav. Encyc.

 

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Coc"kle, n. [AS. coccel, cocel; cf. Gael. cogall tares, husks, cockle.] Bot. (a)

A plant or weed that grows among grain; the corn rose (Luchnis Githage).

(b)

The Lotium, or darnel.

 

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