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Cork-cutter

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cork-cutter one employed in cutting corks for bottles, &c.: an instrument used for this
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. corcho—L. cortex, bark, rind.

Usage

In literature:

Her deceased better-half had been an eminent cork-cutter, in which capacity he had amassed a decent fortune.
"Sketches by Boz illustrative of everyday life and every-day people" by Charles Dickens
The wind blew high, even then tossing the cutter about like a cork, although she carried but little sail.
"As We Sweep Through The Deep" by Gordon Stables
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