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

  Cork \Cork\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corked (k[^o]rkt); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Corking.]
     1. To stop with a cork, as a bottle.
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     2. To furnish or fit with cork; to raise on cork.
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              Tread on corked stilts a prisoner's pace. --Bp.
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     Note: To cork is sometimes used erroneously for to calk, to
           furnish the shoe of a horse or ox with sharp points,
           and also in the meaning of cutting with a calk.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car";
             "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply
             smashing" [syn: bang-up, bully, corking,
             cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat,
             nifty, not bad(p), peachy, slap-up, swell,

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