COCA, k[=o]'ka, _n._ a shrub of six or eight feet high, of which the leaves furnish an important narcotic and stimulant.--_ns._ COCAINE (k[=o]'ka-in), a local anaesthetic made from coca-leaves, and much used in dentistry and surgical operations; COCAINIS[=A]'TION.--_v.t._ C[=O]'CAINISE.--_n._ C[=O]'CAINISM, a morbid condition induced by over-use of cocaine.
COCAGNE, COCAIGNE. Same as COCKAIGNE.
COCCIFEROUS, kok-sif'[.e]r-us, _adj._ berry-bearing. [L. _coccum_ (--Gr.
_kokkos_), a berry, and _ferre_, to bear.]
COCCOLITE, kok'[=o]-l[=i]t, _n._ a variety of pyroxene: a small rounded body found in deep-sea mud.--Also COCC'OLITH. [Gr. _kokkos_, a berry, _lithos_, a stone.]
COCCUS, kok'us, _n._ one of the carpels or seed-vessels of a dry fruit: (_zool._) a genus of insects in the order _Hemiptera_, and type of a family including many forms injurious to plants, and a few others useful to man.--_n._ COCC'ULUS, a tropical genus of climbing plants (_Menispermaceae_).--COCCULUS INDICUS, a drug consisting of the dried fruit of _Anamirta cocculus_, having narcotic and poisonous properties--yielding _picrotoxin_. [L.,--Gr. _kokkos_, a berry.]
COCCYX, kok'siks, _n._ (_anat._) the lower bone of the vertebral column:--_pl._ COC'CYGES.--_adjs._ COCCYG'[=E]AL, COCCYG'IAN. [Gr.
_kokkyx_, the cuckoo, from its bill.]
COCH, koch, _n._ (_Spens._). Same as COACH.
COCHIN, k[=o]'chin, _n._ a large-sized variety of the domestic hen, with feathered legs, full breast, small tail.--_n._ C[=O]'CHIN-CHIN'A, a large-sized hen originally from _Cochin-China_.--_adj._ C[=O]'CHIN-CHINESE'.
COCHINEAL, koch'i-n[=e]l, _n._ a scarlet dye-stuff consisting of the dried bodies of certain insects gathered from the cactus plant in Mexico, the West Indies, &c.: the insect itself. [Sp. _cochinilla_, dim. of L.
_coccinus_--Gr. _kokkos_, a berry, as the cochineal was formerly supposed to be the berry or seed of the plant.]
COCHLEA, kok'le-a, _n._ a spiral-shaped shell, esp. the snail-shell: (_anat._) the spiral cavity of the ear.--_adjs._ COCHLEAR'IFORM; COCH'LEARY, COCH'LE[=A]TE, COCH'LE[=A]TED, twisted. [L.,--Gr. _kochlias_, a snail.]
COCK, kok, _n._ the male of birds, particularly of the domestic fowl: the time of cock-crowing: a weathercock: a plucky chap, a term of familiarity, as 'Old cock:' a strutting chief or leader: anything set erect: a tap for liquor: part of the lock of a gun, held back by a spring, which, when released by the trigger, produces the discharge.--_v.t._ to set erect or upright: to set up, as the hat: to draw back the cock of a gun: to turn up to one side: to tilt up knowingly, inquiringly, or scornfully.--_v.i._ to strut: to swagger.--_ns._ COCK[=A]DE', a knot of ribbons or something similar worn on the hat as a badge; COCKAL[=O]'RUM, a bumptious little person: a boy's game; COCK'-BROTH, the broth made from a boiled cock; COCK'CHAFER, the May-bug, an insect of a pitchy-black colour, most destructive to vegetation; COCK'-CROW, -ING, early morning, the time at which cocks crow.--_adj._ COCKED, set erect: turned up at one side.--_ns._ COCK'ER, one who follows cock-fighting: a small dog of the spaniel kind employed by sportsmen in pheasant and woodcock shooting; COCK'EREL, a young cock: a young man--also COCK'LE, whence COCK'LE-BRAINED, foolish; COCK'-EYE, a squinting eye: the loop by which a trace is attached to the whipple-tree.--_adj._ COCK'-EYED.--_ns._ COCK'-FIGHT, -ING, a fight or contest between game-cocks: a fight; COCK'-HORSE, a child's rocking-horse.--_adj._ prancing, proud.--_adv._ properly _a-cock-horse_ = _on cock-horse_, on horseback: exultingly.--_ns._ COCK'LAIRD (_Scot._), a yeoman; COCK'LOFT, the room in a house next the roof; COCK'-MATCH, a cock-fight; COCK'PIT, a pit or enclosed space where game-cocks fought: a room in a ship-of-war for the wounded during an action; COCK'ROACH, the common black beetle; COCKS'COMB, the comb or crest on a cock's head: a fop: the name of various plants; COCK'SHUT (_Shak._), twilight, probably referring to the time when poultry are shut up; COCK'-SHY, a free throw at a thing, as for amusement.--_adj._ COCK'-SURE, quite sure, often without cause.--_n._ COCK'SWAIN (see COXSWAIN).--_adjs._ COCK'SY, COX'Y, bumptious.--_n._ COCK'TAIL, a racing horse that is not thoroughbred: one who apes the gentleman: (_U.S._) a drink of spirits flavoured with various ingredients.--_adjs._ COCK'TAILED, having the tail cocked or tilted up; COCK'Y, impudent.--_ns._ COCK'Y-LEEK'Y, soup made of a fowl boiled with leeks; COCK'YOLLY, a nursery or pet name for a bird.--COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO, the cry of the cock; COCK-A-HOOP, a phrase expressing reckless exultation; COCK AND PIE, used as an exclamation (see PIE, 2); COCKED HAT, the old-fashioned three-cornered hat, the triangular pointed hat worn as part of some full-dress uniforms: a note folded into a three-cornered shape; COCK OF THE WALK, chief of a set; COCK'S-FOOT GRASS, a genus of grasses very abundant in Britain, and furnishing an important part of both natural and artificial pastures; COCK THE EYE (_coll., humorous_), to wink.--A COCK-AND-BULL STORY, an incredible tale.--FULL-COCK, when the cock of a gun is drawn full back: when a tap is full open; HALF-COCK, the position of the cock of a gun when drawn back half the whole distance.--KNOCK INTO A COCKED HAT, 'to lick out of shape:' to give a profound beating. [A.S. _coc_; Ice.
COCK, kok, _n._ a small pile of hay.--_adj._ COCKED, heaped up in cocks.
[Sw. _koka_, a lump of earth; Dut. _kogel_; Ger. _kugel_, a ball.]
COCK, kok, _n._ (_Shak._) a cock-boat. Now COCK-BOAT.
COCK, perversion of the word _God_.--COCK AND PIE (see PIE, 2).
COCK-A-BON'DY, kok-a-bon'di, _n._ a fly for angling. [A corr. of Welsh _coch a bon ddu_, red, with black stem.]
COCKAIGNE, COCKAYNE, kok-[=a]n', _n._ an imaginary country of luxury and delight. [Ety. dub.; Fr. _cocagne_, acc. to some from L. _coqu[)e]re_, to cook.]
COCKATOO, kok-a-t[=oo]', _n._ a popular name for several genera and species of parrots. [Malay, _kakatua_, prob. from its cry.]
COCKATRICE, kok'a-tr[=i]s, _n._ a fabulous monster like a serpent, often confounded with the Basilisk (q.v.), and regarded as possessing similar deadly powers. [O. Fr. _cocatrice_.]
COCK-BOAT, kok'-b[=o]t, _n._ a small ship's boat: a small frail boat. [See COG, a small boat.]
COCKER, kok'[.e]r, _v.t._ to pamper: to fondle: to indulge. [Ety. dub.; cf.
Dut. _kokelen_, O. Fr. _coqueliner_, to dandle.]
COCKERNONY, kok'[.e]r-non-i, _n._ (_Scot._) the gathering of a young woman's hair, when it is wrapped up in a band or fillet, commonly called a 'snood' (_Jamieson_).
COCKET, kok'et, _n._ the custom-house official seal: a document given by the officers of the custom-house to merchants, as a warrant that their goods are duly entered: the office where such goods are entered. [Perh. a corr. of the words _quo quietus_.]
COCKLE, kok'l, _n._ a troublesome weed among corn, with a purple flower.
COCKLE, kok'l, _n._ a large and typical genus of bivalve molluscs, having a thick, ribbed, heart-shaped, equal-valved shell.--_adj._ COCK'LED, shelled like a cockle.--_ns._ COCK'LE-HAT, a hat bearing a scallop-shell, the badge of a pilgrim; COCK'LE-SHELL, the shell of a cockle: a frail boat.--THE COCKLES OF THE HEART, the heart itself. [Fr. _coquille_--Gr.
_kongchylion_--_kongch[=e]_, a cockle.]
COCKLE, kok'l, _v.i._ to pucker into wrinkles or ridges.--_v.t._ to cause to pucker.
COCKLE, kok'l, _n._ the fire-chamber of an air-stove.
COCKNEY, kok'ne, _n._ (_Shak._) an affected, effeminate person, knowing the manners of the town, but a stranger to what every child else knows: a townsman as opposed to a countryman: one born in London, but strictly in a particular part of London.--_ns._ COCK'NEYDOM, the domain of Cockneys; COCKNEYFIC[=A]'TION.--_v.t._ COCK'NEYFY, to make Cockney.--_adj._ COCK'NEYISH.--_n._ COCK'NEYISM, the dialect or manners of a Cockney.--THE COCKNEY SCHOOL, a school of writers belonging to London, who flourished in the first half of the nineteenth century. [M. E. _coken-ey_, prob. lit.
'cock's egg;' cf. Fr. _coco_, an egg, a darling, a chap. Others would connect with Fr. _coquin_, a rogue--L. _coquus_, a cook.]
COCO, COCOA, k[=o]'k[=o], _n._ a palm-tree growing in tropical countries, and producing the coco-nut.--_ns._ C[=O]'CO-NUT, C[=O]'COA-NUT, the well-known fruit of the coco-palm: (_slang_) a man's head. [Port. and Sp.
_coco_, a bugbear; applied to the nut from the three marks at the end of it, which form a grotesque face.]
COCOA, k[=o]'k[=o], _n._ the seed of the cacao or chocolate tree: a beverage made from the seeds crushed and ground. [A corr. of CACAO.]
COCOON, ko-k[=oo]n', _n._ the silken sheath spun by the larvae of many insects in passing into the pupa or resting stage.--_n._ COCOON'ERY, a place for keeping silkworms when feeding and spinning cocoons. [Fr.
_cocon_, from _coque_, a shell--L. _concha_, a shell.]
COCTION, kok'shun, _n._ the act of boiling or cooking.--_adj._ COC'TILE, baked: hardened by fire, as a brick. [L. _coqu[)e]re_, _coctum_, to boil, to cook.]
COD, kod, CODFISH, kod'fish, _n._ a species of fish much used as food, found in the northern seas.--_ns._ COD'-FISHER; COD'-FISH'ERY; COD'-FISH'ING; COD'LING, a small cod.--COD-LIVER OIL, a medicinal oil extracted from the fresh liver of the common cod. [Ety. dub.]
COD, kod, _n._ a husk or shell containing seeds: the scrotum.--_adjs._ COD'DED, enclosed in a cod; COD'DING (_Shak._), wanton.--_n._ COD'-PIECE, a baggy appendage worn in front of the tight hose of the middle ages. [A.S.
_codd_, a small bag.]
COD, kod, _n._ (_Scot._), a pillow. [Old Dan. _kodde_, Ice. _koddi_, a pillow.]
COD, kod, _n._ (_slang_) applied to persons, with various meanings: a joke.--_v.t._ to impose on. [Ety. dub.; conn. with CODGER.]
CODDLE, kod'l, _v.t._ to pamper: to fondle: to parboil.--_n._ an effeminate person. [Ety. dub.]
CODE, k[=o]d, _n._ a collection or digest of laws: a system of rules and regulations: a system of signs used in the army.--_ns._ CODIFIC[=A]'TION; CODI'F[=I]ER, COD'IST, one who codifies.--_v.t._ COD'IFY, to put into the form of a code: to digest: to systematise:--_pr.p._ cod'ifying; _pa.p._ cod'ified.--CODE TELEGRAM, a telegram whose text in itself has no meaning, but where the words are merely arbitrary symbols for other words known to the receiver.--THE CODE, esp. the rules and regulations regarding government schools and teachers. [Fr. _code_--L. _codex_.]
CODEX, k[=o]'deks, _n._ a code: a manuscript volume:--_pl._ CODICES (kod'i-s[=e]z). [L. _codex_ or _caudex_, the trunk of a tree, a set of tablets, a book.]
CODGER, koj'[.e]r, _n._ a mean fellow: an old person: a chap. [Prob. a variant of CADGER.]
CODICIL, kod'i-sil, _n._ a short writing or note added as a supplement to a will.--_adj._ CODICILL'ARY. [L. _codicillus_, dim. of _codex_.]
CODILLA, k[=o]-dil'a, _n._ the coarsest part of hemp or flax, sorted out and separated from the rest. [Dim. of It. _coda_--L. _cauda_, a tail.]
CODILLE, k[=o]-dil, _n._ a term at ombre when the player gets fewer tricks than one of his opponents. [Fr.]
CODLING, kod'ling, CODLIN, kod'lin, _n._ a variety of apple.--_n._ COD'LIN-MOTH, the moth whose larvae cause the 'worm-eaten' apples which fall prematurely off. [Ety. dub.]