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

  Cockle \Coc"kle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cockled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Cockling.] [Of uncertian origin.]
     To cause to contract into wrinkles or ridges, as some kinds
     of cloth after a wetting.
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     Cockling sea, waves dashing against each other with a short
        and quick motion. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cockle \Coc"kle\ (k[o^]k"k'l), n. [OE. cockes cockles, AS.
     s[=ae]coccas sea cockles, prob, from Celtic; cf. W. cocs
     cockles, Gael. cochull husk. Perh. influenced by F. coquille
     shell, a dim. from the root of E. conch. Cf. Coach.]
     1. (Zool.) A bivalve mollusk, with radiating ribs, of the
        genus Cardium, especially Cardium edule, used in
        Europe for food; -- sometimes applied to similar shells of
        other genera.
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     2. A cockleshell.
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     3. The mineral black tourmaline or schorl; -- so called by
        the Cornish miners. --Raymond.
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     4. The fire chamber of a furnace. [Eng.] --Knight.
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     5. A hop-drying kiln; an oast. --Knight.
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     6. The dome of a heating furnace. --Knight.
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     Cockle hat, a hat ornamented with a cockleshell, the badge
        of a pilgrim. --Shak.
  
     Cockle stairs, winding or spiral stairs.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cockle \Coc"kle\, n. [AS. coccel, cocel; cf. Gael. cogall tares,
     husks, cockle.] (Bot.)
     (a) A plant or weed that grows among grain; the corn rose
         ({Luchnis Githage).
     (b) The Lotium, or darnel.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cockle
      n 1: common edible European bivalve
      2: common edible, burrowing European bivalve mollusk that has a
         strong, rounded shell with radiating ribs
      v 1: stir up (water) so as to form ripples [syn: ripple,
           ruffle, riffle, cockle, undulate]
      2: to gather something into small wrinkles or folds; "She
         puckered her lips" [syn: pucker, rumple, cockle,
         crumple, knit]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "cockle":
     cocker, corrugate, crease, crimp, crimple, crinkle, crumple,
     dimple, fret, furrow, knit, knot, pucker, purse, ridge, rimple,
     ripple, ruck, ruckle, rumple, shirr, wimple, wrinkle
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Cockle
     occurs only in Job 31:40 (marg., "noisome weeds"), where it is
     the rendering of a Hebrew word (b'oshah) which means
     "offensive," "having a bad smell," referring to some weed
     perhaps which has an unpleasant odour. Or it may be regarded as
     simply any noisome weed, such as the "tares" or darnel of Matt.
     13:30. In Isa. 5:2, 4 the plural form is rendered "wild grapes."
     

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