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

  Stopcock \Stop"cock`\, n.
     1. A bib, faucet, or short pipe, fitted with a turning
        stopper or plug for permitting or restraining the flow of
        a liquid or gas; a cock or valve for checking or
        regulating the flow of water, gas, etc., through or from a
        pipe, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The turning plug, stopper, or spigot of a faucet. [R.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stopcock
      n 1: faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow
           of a liquid [syn: stopcock, cock, turncock]

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