Cocking Cock"ing, n. Cockfighting. --Ben Jonson. [1913 Webster]

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  • Cocking — may refer to: Robert Cocking (1776–1837), English inventor Samuel Cocking (1842–1914), British trader Cocking, West Sussex, village and civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England Cocking cloth, device for catching pheasants… …   Wikipedia

  • Cocking — Cockings fehlerhafte Fallschirmkonstruktion von 1837 Robert Cocking (* 1776; † 24. Juli 1837 in London) war der Erfinder einer der ersten Fallschirmkonstruktonen, die jedoch nicht funktionierte. Er war der erste Fallschirmspringer, der bei einem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cocking — This most interesting and curious surname may have originated from two possible sources. Firstly, it may be of Anglo Saxon origin, and a locational name from Cocking, a place in Sussex, appearing as Cochinges in the Domesday Book of 1086. The… …   Surnames reference

  • Cocking — Cock Cock (k[o^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cocked} (k[o^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cocking}.] [Cf. Gael. coc to cock.] 1. To set erect; to turn up. [1913 Webster] Our Lightfoot barks, and cocks his ears. Gay. [1913 Webster] Dick would cock his nose in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cocking — n. act of drawing back the hammer of firearm for firing kÉ’k n. rooster, any male bird; faucet, spigot; (Slang) penis (vulgar) v. draw back the hammer of firearm for firing; raise up, stick up; heap, pile up …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cocking — I. noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English cokking fighting, from gerund of cocken to fight more at cock 1. : cockfighting 2. [cock ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cocking railway station — Cocking Location Place Cocking Area Chichester, West Sussex Grid reference …   Wikipedia

  • cocking piece — noun A piece of wood used to build a roof out over eaves (also sprocket) • • • Main Entry: ↑cock …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cocking, West Sussex — Coordinates: 50°57′05″N 0°45′03″W / 50.9513°N 0.75095°W / 50.9513; 0.75095 …   Wikipedia

  • Cocking, England — infobox UK place country = England static static image caption= latitude= 50.9513 longitude= 0.75095 official name =Cocking population = shire district= Chichester shire county= West Sussex region= South East England constituency westminster=… …   Wikipedia

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