Definitions starting with C

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cork up

/kohk op/ [Car.; cf. OED caulk to stop up crevices, cork to stop up a bottle, converging in dial, without postvocalic In] v. phr. 1. to be constipated. (Gen.)

2. to stuff rags in cracks between boards (to stop drafts, etc.): Ain't no more rat. I cork up the hole yesterday (Nassau). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2011-01-29 17:27
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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