Definition of Cockshut

1. n. A kind of net to catch woodcock.

Definition of Cockshut

1. the close of day [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cockshut

cocks of the plains
cockscomb
cockscomb ulcer
cockscombs
cocksfoot
cocksfoots
cockshafts
cockshead
cocksheads
cockshies
cockshots
cockshut (current term)
cockshuts
cockshy
cocksier
cocksiest
cocksmen
cockspur hawthorn
cockspur thorn
cockspurs
cockster
cocksuckers
cocksure

Literary usage of Cockshut

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1858)
"I once heard this term In Pembrokeshire and several times in Norfolk. Without doubt the surname Cockshott or cockshut came ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Ecclesiastical Courts at by Jesse Addams, Great Britain High Court of Delegates (1825)
"And he, the said cockshut Heathcote, esq., was the person, who, ... That the said Josias cockshut Twisleton, the party in this cause deceased, was, ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the English Ecclesiastical Courts by George Lee, Great Britain (1831)
"And he, the said cockshut Heathcote, Esq., was the person, who, on behalf of the said deceased, corresponded with the said William Osborne respecting the ..."

4. Salopia Antiqua: Or, An Enquiry from Personal Survey Into the 'druidical by Charles Henry Hartshorne (1841)
"cockshut, a bank, near Bitterley. cockshut, between Ellesmere and Middle. ... cockshut Wood, one mile North of Usk. Id. one mile North of Chepstow. ..."

5. Patience Worth: A Psychic Mystery by Casper Salathiel Yost, Pearl Lenore (Pollard) Curran (1916)
"cockshut must mean shutting up the cock at night," suggested a visitor. ... "Wouldst thou wish for cockshut? " Search revealed that cockshut was a term ..."

6. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"These nets were chiefly used in the twilight of the evening, when woodcocks go out to feed. Hence cockshut time, and cockshut light, were used to express ..."

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