Cockle stairs
Cockle Coc"kle (k[o^]k"k'l), n. [OE. cockes cockles, AS. s[=ae]coccas sea cockles, prob, from Celtic; cf. W. cocs cockles, Gael. cochull husk. Perh. influenced by F. coquille shell, a dim. from the root of E. conch. Cf. {Coach}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A bivalve mollusk, with radiating ribs, of the genus {Cardium}, especially {Cardium edule}, used in Europe for food; -- sometimes applied to similar shells of other genera. [1913 Webster]

2. A cockleshell. [1913 Webster]

3. The mineral black tourmaline or schorl; -- so called by the Cornish miners. --Raymond. [1913 Webster]

4. The fire chamber of a furnace. [Eng.] --Knight. [1913 Webster]

5. A hop-drying kiln; an oast. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

6. The dome of a heating furnace. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

{Cockle hat}, a hat ornamented with a cockleshell, the badge of a pilgrim. --Shak.

{Cockle stairs}, winding or spiral stairs. [1913 Webster]


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