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 for cocker
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cocker \Cock"er\, n. [From Cock the bird.]
     1. One given to cockfighting. [Obs.] --Steele.
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     2. (Zool.) A small dog of the spaniel kind, used for starting
        up woodcocks, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cocker \Cock"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cockered; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Cockering.] [OE. cokeren; cf. W. cocru to indulge,
     fondle, E. cock the bird, F. coqueliner to dandle (Cotgrave),
     to imitate the crow of a cock, to run after the girls, and E.
     cockle, v.]
     To treat with too great tenderness; to fondle; to indulge; to
     pamper.
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           Cocker thy child and he shall make thee afraid.
                                                    --Ecclesiasticus
                                                    xxx. 9.
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           Poor folks cannot afford to cocker themselves up. --J.
                                                    Ingelow.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cocker \Cock"er\, n. [OE. coker qyiver, boot, AS. cocer quiver;
     akin to G. k["o]cher quiver, and perh. originally meaning
     receptacle, holder. Cf. Quiver (for arrows).]
     A rustic high shoe or half-boots. [Obs.] --Drayton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cocker
      n 1: a small breed with wavy silky hair; originally developed in
           England [syn: cocker spaniel, English cocker spaniel,
           cocker]
      v 1: treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper
           the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!" [syn:
           pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby,
           coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge]

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