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

  Cord \Cord\ (k[^o]rd), n. [F. corde, L. chorda catgut, chord,
     cord, fr. Gr. chordh`; cf. chola`des intestines, L. haruspex
     soothsayer (inspector of entrails), Icel. g["o]rn, pl. garnir
     gut, and E. yarn. Cf. Chord, Yarn.]
     1. A string, or small rope, composed of several strands
        twisted together.
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     2. A solid measure, equivalent to 128 cubic feet; a pile of
        wood, or other coarse material, eight feet long, four feet
        high, and four feet broad; -- originally measured with a
        cord or line.
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     3. Fig.: Any moral influence by which persons are caught,
        held, or drawn, as if by a cord; an enticement; as, the
        cords of the wicked; the cords of sin; the cords of
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              The knots that tangle human creeds,
              The wounding cords that bind and strain
              The heart until it bleeds.            --Tennyson.
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     4. (Anat.) Any structure having the appearance of a cord,
        esp. a tendon or a nerve. See under Spermatic, Spinal,
        Umbilical, Vocal.
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     5. (Mus.) See Chord. [Obs.]
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     Cord wood, wood for fuel cut to the length of four feet
        (when of full measure).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cord \Cord\ (k[^o]rd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corded; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Cording.]
     1. To bind with a cord; to fasten with cords; to connect with
        cords; to ornament or finish with a cord or cords, as a
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     2. To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Core \Core\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cord (k?rd); p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To take out the core or inward parts of; as, to core an
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              He's like a corn upon my great toe . . . he must be
              cored out.                            --Marston.
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     2. To form by means of a core, as a hole in a casting.
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     3. To extract a cylindrical sample from, with a boring
        device. See core[8].

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was
           tied with a cord"
      2: a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet
      3: a light insulated conductor for household use [syn: cord,
         electric cord]
      4: a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton
         [syn: cord, corduroy]
      v 1: stack in cords; "cord firewood"
      2: bind or tie with a cord

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "cord":
     beam, billet, board, boarding, braid, brail, cable, clapboard,
     cordwood, deal, driftwood, firewood, hardwood, lath, lathing,
     lathwork, ligament, ligation, ligature, line, log, lumber,
     panelboard, paneling, panelwork, plank, planking, plyboard,
     plywood, pole, post, puncheon, rope, shake, sheathing,
     sheathing board, sheeting, shingle, sideboard, siding, slab, slat,
     softwood, splat, spun yarn, stave, stick, stick of wood, stovewood,
     string, tendon, thong, three-by-four, timber, timbering,
     timberwork, twine, twist, two-by-four, weatherboard, wire, wood,

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     frequently used in its proper sense, for fastening a tent (Ex.
     35:18; 39:40), yoking animals to a cart (Isa. 5:18), binding
     prisoners (Judg. 15:13; Ps. 2:3; 129:4), and measuring ground (2
     Sam. 8;2; Ps. 78:55). Figuratively, death is spoken of as the
     giving way of the tent-cord (Job 4:21. "Is not their tent-cord
     plucked up?" R.V.). To gird one's self with a cord was a token
     of sorrow and humiliation. To stretch a line over a city meant
     to level it with the ground (Lam. 2:8). The "cords of sin" are
     the consequences or fruits of sin (Prov. 5:22). A "threefold
     cord" is a symbol of union (Eccl. 4:12). The "cords of a man"
     (Hos. 11:4) means that men employ, in inducing each other,
     methods such as are suitable to men, and not "cords" such as
     oxen are led by. Isaiah (5:18) says, "Woe unto them that draw
     iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart
     rope." This verse is thus given in the Chaldee paraphrase: "Woe
     to those who begin to sin by little and little, drawing sin by
     cords of vanity: these sins grow and increase till they are
     strong and are like a cart rope." This may be the true meaning.
     The wicked at first draw sin with a slender cord; but by-and-by
     their sins increase, and they are drawn after them by a cart
     rope. Henderson in his commentary says: "The meaning is that the
     persons described were not satisfied with ordinary modes of
     provoking the Deity, and the consequent ordinary approach of his
     vengeance, but, as it were, yoked themselves in the harness of
     iniquity, and, putting forth all their strength, drew down upon
     themselves, with accelerated speed, the load of punishment which
     their sins deserved."

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CORD, measures. A cord of wood must, when the wood is piled close, measure 
  eight feet by four, and the wood must be four feet long. There are various 
  local regulations in our principal cities as to the manner in which wood 
  shall be measured and sold. 

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