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Definitions for: CORK
- (n.) The outer layer of the bark of the cork tree (Quercus Suber), of which stoppers for bottles and casks are made. See Cutose.
- (n.) A stopper for a bottle or cask, cut out of cork.
- (n.) A mass of tabular cells formed in any kind of bark, in greater or less abundance.
- (v. t.) To stop with a cork, as a bottle.
- (v. t.) To furnish or fit with cork; to raise on cork.
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- (n.) See Roc.
- (n.) A distaff used in spinning; the staff or frame about which flax is arranged, and from which the thread is drawn in spinning.
- (n.) A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See Stone.
- (n.) Any natural deposit forming a part of the earth's crust, whether consolidated or not, including sand, earth, clay, etc., when in natural beds.
- (n.) That which resembles a rock in firmness; a defense; a support; a refuge.
- (n.) Fig.: Anything which causes a disaster or wreck resembling the wreck of a vessel upon a rock.
- (n.) The striped bass. See under Bass.
- (v. t.) To cause to sway backward and forward, as a body resting on a support beneath; as, to rock a cradle or chair; to cause to vibrate; to cause to reel or totter.
- (v. t.) To move as in a cradle; hence, to put to sleep by rocking; to still; to quiet.
- (v. i.) To move or be moved backward and forward; to be violently agitated; to reel; to totter.
- (v. i.) To roll or saway backward and forward upon a support; as, to rock in a rocking-chair.