cocks

13 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Faucet \Fau"cet\, noun [F. fausset, perh. fr. L. fauces throat.]

1. A fixture for drawing a liquid, as water, molasses, oil, etc., from a pipe, cask, or other vessel, in such quantities as may be desired; -- called also {tap}, and {cock}. It consists of a tubular spout, stopped with a movable plug, spigot, valve, or slide.

2. The enlarged end of a section of pipe which receives the spigot end of the next section.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cock \Cock\ (k[o^]k), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Cocked} (k[o^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cocking}.] [Cf. Gael. coc to cock.]

1. To set erect; to turn up.

Our Lightfoot barks, and cocks his ears. --Gay.

Dick would cock his nose in scorn. --Swift.

2. To shape, as a hat, by turning up the brim.

3. To set on one side in a pert or jaunty manner.

They cocked their hats in each other's faces. --Macaulay.

4. To turn (the eye) obliquely and partially close its lid, as an expression of derision or insinuation.

{Cocked hat}. (a) A hat with large, stiff flaps turned up to a peaked crown, thus making its form triangular; -- called also {three-cornered hat}. (b) A game similar to ninepins, except that only three pins are used, which are set up at the angles of a triangle.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cock \Cock\ (k[o^]k), noun [AS. coc; of unknown origin, perh. in imitation of the cry of the cock. Cf. {Chicken}.]

1. The male of birds, particularly of gallinaceous or domestic fowls.

2. A vane in the shape of a cock; a weathercock.

Drenched our steeples, drowned the cocks! --Shak.

3. A chief man; a leader or master. [Humorous]

Sir Andrew is the cock of the club, since he left us. --Addison.

4. The crow of a cock, esp. the first crow in the morning; cockcrow. [Obs.]

He begins at curfew, and walks till the first cock. --Shak.

5. A faucet or valve.

Note: Jonsons says, "The handle probably had a cock on the top; things that were contrived to turn seem anciently to have had that form, whatever was the reason." Skinner says, because it used to be constructed in forma crit[ae] galli, i.e., in the form of a cock's comb.

6. The style of gnomon of a dial. --Chambers.

7. The indicator of a balance. --Johnson.

8. The bridge piece which affords a bearing for the pivot of a balance in a clock or watch. --Knight.

9. a penis. [vulgar] [PJC]

{Ball cock}. See under {Ball}.

{Chaparral cock}. See under {Chaparral}.

{Cock and bull story}, {an extravagant}, boastful story; a canard.

{Cock of the plains} (Zool.) See {Sage cock}.

{Cock of the rock} (Zool.), a South American bird ({Rupicola aurantia}) having a beautiful crest.

{Cock of the walk}, a chief or master; the hero of the hour; one who has overcrowed, or got the better of, rivals or competitors.

{Cock of the woods}. See {Capercailzie}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cock \Cock\, noun [Cf. Icel. k["o]kkr lump, Dan. kok heap, or E. cock to set erect.] A small concial pile of hay.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cock \Cock\, verb (used with an object) To put into cocks or heaps, as hay.

Under the cocked hay. --Spenser.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cock \Cock\, noun [Of. coque, F. coche, a small vessel, L. concha muscle shell, a vessel. See {Coach}, and cf. {Cog} a small boat.] A small boat.

Yond tall anchoring bark [appears] Diminished to her cock; her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cock \Cock\, verb (used without an object) To strut; to swagger; to look big, pert, or menacing. --Addison.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cock \Cock\, noun A corruption or disguise of the word God, used in oaths. [Obs.] "By cock and pie." --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cock \Cock\, noun The act of cocking; also, the turn so given; as, a cock of the eyes; to give a hat a saucy cock.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cock \Cock\, noun [It. cocca notch of an arrow.]

1. The notch of an arrow or crossbow.

2. The hammer in the lock of a firearm.

{At cock}, {At full cock}, with the hammer raised and ready to fire; -- said of firearms, also, jocularly, of one prepared for instant action.

{At half cock}. See under {Half}.

{Cock feather} (Archery), the feather of an arrow at right angles to the direction of the cock or notch. --Nares.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cock \Cock\, verb (used with an object) To draw the hammer of (a firearm) fully back and set it for firing.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cock \Cock\, verb (used without an object) To draw back the hammer of a firearm, and set it for firing.

Cocked, fired, and missed his man. --Byron.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

cock

noun

1: obscene terms for penis [syn: {cock}, {prick}, {dick}, {shaft}, {pecker}, {peter}, {tool}, {putz}]

2: faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid [syn: {stopcock}, {cock}, {turncock}]

3: the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled [syn: {hammer}, {cock}]

4: adult male chicken [syn: {cock}, {rooster}]

5: adult male bird

verb

1: tilt or slant to one side; "cock one's head"

2: set the trigger of a firearm back for firing

3: to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house" [syn: {tittup}, {swagger}, {ruffle}, {prance}, {strut}, {sashay}, {cock}]

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I am a communications business and I want to compete in the C-SPAN HD, C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD online commentary marketplace. Comcast is using it's monopoly position as my cable provider to prevent me from having access to C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD. Therefore, I am unable to compete in the HD Congressional Commentary marketplace. This is bad for DEMOCRACY and it is bad for the INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS in Comcast's service area. This reduces diversity of opinion in the Congressional Commentary marketplace and leads to the American citizens getting their news only from official sources, such as the major broadcast networks, cable networks and movie companies such as the NBC companies.

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Here is a copy of an e-mail I sent to the FCC:


Subject: Comcast refuses to carry C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 HD because they are not PROFITABLE.
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:44:43 -0700
From: Ken M.
To: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov, Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov, Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov, Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov, Mike.ORielly@fcc.gov, campaignlaw@fcc.gov, ombudsperson@fcc.gov


I have complained to you about Comcast not providing C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.  You forwarded the complaint to Comcast and they contacted me by phone.  They contend that as a FOR-PROFIT company, it is not in the their business interests in terms of profitability to supply their 25 million customers with C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.

I stated that these are NONPROFIT channels that are in the PUBLIC INTEREST and of course they are not profitable to carry.  But I argued that it is their DUTY as Americans to provide these channels to the U.S. CITIZENS in its service area.  I stated that it is in the PUBLIC INTEREST.

He said, "Sorry, we are a FOR-PROFIT corporation and the demand isn't there."

I would like to escalate this complaint to the next level, given that it wasn't resolved by Comcast.

I believe it is in our national security interests for the citizens to have access to their congressional proceedings in HD.

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