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 for At full cock
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cock \Cock\, n. [It. cocca notch of an arrow.]
     1. The notch of an arrow or crossbow.
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     2. The hammer in the lock of a firearm.
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     At cock, At full cock, with the hammer raised and ready
        to fire; -- said of firearms, also, jocularly, of one
        prepared for instant action.
  
     At half cock. See under Half.
  
     Cock feather (Archery), the feather of an arrow at right
        angles to the direction of the cock or notch. --Nares.
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