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

Soc \Soc\ (s[o^]k), noun [AS. s[=o]c the power of holding court, sway, domain, properly, the right of investigating or seeking; akin to E. sake, seek. {Sake}, {Seek}, and cf. {Sac}, and {Soke}.] [Written also {sock}, and {soke}.]

1. (O. Eng. Law) (a) The lord's power or privilege of holding a court in a district, as in manor or lordship; jurisdiction of causes, and the limits of that jurisdiction. (b) Liberty or privilege of tenants excused from customary burdens.

2. An exclusive privilege formerly claimed by millers of grinding all the corn used within the manor or township which the mill stands. [Eng.]

{Soc and sac} (O. Eng. Law), the full right of administering justice in a manor or lordship.

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

Sock \Sock\, noun [F. soc, LL. soccus, perhaps of Celtic origin.] A plowshare. --Edin. Encyc.

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

Sock \Sock\, noun [OE. sock, AS. socc, fr. L. soccus a kind of low-heeled, light shoe. Cf. {Sucket}.]

1. The shoe worn by actors of comedy in ancient Greece and Rome, -- used as a symbol of comedy, or of the comic drama, as distinguished from tragedy, which is symbolized by the {buskin}.

Great Fletcher never treads in buskin here, Nor greater Jonson dares in socks appear. --Dryden.

2. A knit or woven covering for the foot and lower leg; a stocking with a short leg.

3. A warm inner sole for a shoe. --Simmonds.

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

Sock \Sock\ (s[o^]k), verb (used with an object) [Perh. shortened fr. sockdolager.] To hurl, drive, or strike violently; -- often with it as an object. [Prov. or Vulgar] --Kipling. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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

sock

noun

1: hosiery consisting of a cloth covering for the foot; worn inside the shoe; reaches to between the ankle and the knee

2: a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind [syn: {windsock}, {wind sock}, {sock}, {air sock}, {air-sleeve}, {wind sleeve}, {wind cone}, {drogue}]

verb

1: hit hard [syn: {sock}, {bop}, {whop}, {whap}, {bonk}, {bash}]


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