cockshut
noun Etymology: from the time poultry are shut in to rest Date: 1592 dialect England evening twilight

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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 — [käk′shut΄] n. [Now Brit. Dial.] evening twilight …   English World dictionary

  • Cockshut — This name, with variant spellings Cockshot, Cockshoot, Cockut and Cockshutt, is of English locational origin from Cockshoot Farm in Worcestershire, Cockshot in Kent or Cockshut in Lancashire. The name derives from the Olde English pre 7th Century …   Surnames reference

  • cockshut — /kok shut /, n. Brit. Dial. the close of the day; evening; twilight. [1585 95; COCK1 + SHUT] * * * …   Universalium

  • cockshut — n. evening, end of the day; nightfall; twilight (British Slang); net for catching woodcocks …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cockshut — cock·shut …   English syllables

  • cockshut — cock•shut [[t]ˈkɒkˌʃʌt[/t]] n. Brit. Dial. brit. twilight • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • cockshut — ˈkäkˌshu̇t, shət noun ( s) Etymology: cock (I) + shut; from the time poultry are shut in to rest now dialect England : evening twilight * * * /kok shut /, n. Brit. Dial. the close of the day; evening; …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cockshut Hill Technology College — Type Comprehensive community school Specialism Technology College Location Cockshut Hill Yardley Birmingham West Midlands B26 2HX England …   Wikipedia

  • 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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