Cockshut time
Cockshut Cock"shut`, n. A kind of net to catch woodcock. [Obs.] --Nares. [1913 Webster]

{Cockshut time} or {Cockshut light}, evening twilight; nightfall; -- so called in allusion to the tome at which the cockshut used to be spread. [Obs.] --Shak. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cockshut — Cock shut , n. A kind of net to catch woodcock. [Obs.] Nares. [1913 Webster] {Cockshut time} or {Cockshut light}, evening twilight; nightfall; so called in allusion to the tome at which the cockshut used to be spread. [Obs.] Shak. B. Jonson.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cockshut light — Cockshut Cock shut , n. A kind of net to catch woodcock. [Obs.] Nares. [1913 Webster] {Cockshut time} or {Cockshut light}, evening twilight; nightfall; so called in allusion to the tome at which the cockshut used to be spread. [Obs.] Shak. B.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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