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the crowing of the cock

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  • cock — cock1 [käk] n. [ME cok < OE coc & OFr coq, like Dan kok, ON kokkr, of echoic orig.] 1. a) the male of the chicken; rooster b) the male of certain other birds 2. Archaic a) the crowing of a rooster, esp. at sunrise …   English World dictionary

  • The Lighthouse (opera) — The Lighthouse is a chamber opera with words and music by Peter Maxwell Davies. The scenario was inspired by a true story. In December 1900 a lighthouse supply ship called the Hesperus , based in Stromness, Orkney, went on its routine tour of… …   Wikipedia

  • Cock-crowing —    In our Lord s time the Jews had adopted the Greek and Roman division of the night into four watches, each consisting of three hours, the first beginning at six o clock in the evening (Luke 12:38; Matt. 14:25; Mark 6:48). But the ancient… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Crowing — Crow Crow (kr[=o]), v. i. [imp. {Crew} (kr[udd]) or {Crowed} (kr[=o]d); p. p. {Crowed} ({Crown} (kr[=o]n), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crowing}.] [AS. cr[=a]wan; akin to D. kraijen, G. kr[aum]hen, cf. Lith. groti to croak. [root]24. Cf. {Crake}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cock-crowing — n. 1. Crowing of the cock, cock crow, cock. 2. Dawn, day break, peep of day, first flush of the morning …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cock — I. /kɒk / (say kok) noun 1. a male chicken. 2. the male of any bird, especially of the gallinaceous kind. 3. Obsolete the crowing of the cock: they were up at first cock. 4. a leader; chief person; ruling spirit. 5. a device for permitting or… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • cock — cock1 cocklike, adj. /kok/, n. 1. a male chicken; rooster. 2. the male of any bird, esp. of the gallinaceous kind. 3. Also called stopcock. a hand operated valve or faucet, esp. one opened or closed by rotating a cylindrical or tapered plug… …   Universalium

  • cock — I. noun Etymology: Middle English cok, from Old English cocc, of imitative origin Date: before 12th century 1. a. the adult male of the domestic chicken (Gallus gallus) b. the male of birds other than the domestic chicken c. woodcock d. archaic… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cock — I. n. 1. Male (of birds). 2. Chanticleer, rooster [U. S.]. 3. Cock crowing, cock crow. 4. Faucet, turn valve, stop cock. 5. Hammer (of gunlock). 6. Turning up, turn, toss, perking …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cock-a-doodle-doo — /ˌkɒk ə dudl ˈdu/ (say .kok uh doohdl dooh) noun (plural cock a doodle doos) 1. the sound of the crowing of a cock. –verb (i) (cock a doodle dooed, cock a doodle dooing) 2. to crow …   Australian-English dictionary

  • cock-a-doodle-doo — n. the crowing sound made by a rooster. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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