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Cocket

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cocket (Eng. Law) A customhouse seal; a certified document given to a shipper as a warrant that his goods have been duly entered and have paid duty.
    • Cocket A measure for bread.
    • Cocket An office in a customhouse where goods intended for export are entered.
    • a Cocket Pert; saucy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cocket In England
    • n cocket A seal of the custom-house.
    • n cocket A scroll of parchment sealed and delivered by the officers of the custom-house to a merchant as a warrant that his merchandise is entered.
    • n cocket The office of entry.
    • n cocket A stamp; an official seal of any kind.
    • cocket To stamp or mark with a cocket. See cocket, n., 4.
    • n cocket Same as cocket-bread.
    • n cocket A loaf or cake of cocket-bread. See first extract under cocket-bread.
    • n cocket A measure. See first extract under cocket-bread.
    • cocket Brisk; pert; saucy.
    • n cocket A pert, swaggering fellow; a gallant.
    • cocket To join or fasten in building.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cocket kokā€²et 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.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. coquet, coquettish. See Coquette (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Perh. a corr. of the words quo quietus.

Usage

In literature:

Her father's cocket enough.
"Lizzie Leigh" by Elizabeth Gaskell
And so he left me to see that the mate had signed all his lighter bills, shouting to the captain not to forget his cockets at Gravesend.
"Richard Carvel, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Cocket 00 01 00 Ric.
"A History of Giggleswick School" by Edward Allen Bell
She nothing but a white-faced cocket, that Sally Minto!
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
Goods carried coastwise, indeed, require certificates or coast-cockets.
"An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith
Her father's cocket enough.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 1. No 1, June 1850" by Various
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