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Cock, 1) the male of the hen: Pilgr. 338. Tp. II, 1, 30. Gentl. II, 1, 28. Shr. II, 227. H5 IV Chor. H5 IV Chor. R3 V, 3, 209. Hml. I, 1, 147. Hml. I, 1, 147 Hml. I, 1, 147 I, 2, 218. Ant. II, 3, 36. Cymb. II, 1, 24. Cymb. II, 1, 24 Cymb. II, 1, 24 “ere the first c. crow,” Mids. II, 1, 267. H4A II, 1, 20. Lr. III, 4, 121. “the second c.” Rom. IV, 4, 3. Mcb. II, 3, 27. -- Figuratively: As II, 7, 90.
2) the male of other birds: “the ousel c.” Mids. III, 1, 128. “I have no pheasant, c. nor hen,” Wint. IV, 4, 770. == woodcock, Wint. IV, 3, 36.
3) the weathercock: Lr. III, 2, 3.
4) the part of the lock of a gun which strikes fire: “Pistol's c. is up,” H5 II, 1, 55.
5) a spout to let out liquor: “I have retired me to a wasteful c., and set mine eyes at flow,” Tim. II, 2, 171 (the eyes shedding tears being themselves the wasteful cock).*
6) cockboat: “yond tall anchoring bark diminished to her c.” Lr. IV, 6, 19.
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