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cockle

COCKLE, n. A plant or weed that grows among corn, the cornrose, a species of Agrostemma. It is also applied to the Lolium or darnel.

COCKLE, n.

1. A small testaceous shell; or rather a genus of shells, the Cardium. The general characteristics are; shells nearly equilateral and equivalvular; hinge with two small teeth, one on each side near the beak, and two larger remote lateral teeth, one on each side; prominent ribs running from the hinge to the edge of the valve.

2. A mineral; a name given by the Cornish miners to shirl or shorl.

3. A young cock.

COCKLE, v.i. or t. To contract into wrinkles; to shrink, pucker, or wrinkle, as cloth.


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return

RETURN, v.i. [L. torno.]

1. To come or go back to the same place. The gentleman goes from the country to London and returns, or the citizen of London rides into the country and returns. The blood propelled from the heart, passes through the arteries to the extremities of the body, and returns through the veins. Some servants are good to go on errands, but not good to return.

2. To come to the same state; as, to return from bondage to a state of freedom.

3. To answer.

He said, and thus the queen of heaven return'd.

4. To come again; to revisit.

Thou to mankind be good and friendly still, and oft return.

5. To appear or begin again after a periodical revolution.

With the year seasons return, but not to me returns day -

6. To show fresh signs of mercy.

Return, O Lord, deliver my soul. Ps. 6.

To return to God, to return from wickedness, to repent of sin or wandering from duty.

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XANTHID, XANTHIDE, n. A compound of xanthogene and a metal.

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Noah Webster, the Father of American Christian education, wrote the first American dictionary and established a system of rules to govern spelling, grammar, and reading. This master linguist understood the power of words, their definitions, and the need for precise word usage in communication to maintain independence. Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions.

This standard reference tool will greatly assist students of all ages in their studies.

No other dictionary compares with the Webster's 1828 dictionary. The English language has changed again and again and in many instances has become corrupt. The American Dictionary of the English Language is based upon God's written word, for Noah Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions. This standard reference tool will greatly assist students of all ages in their studies. From American History to literature, from science to the Word of God, this dictionary is a necessity. For homeschoolers as well as avid Bible students it is easy, fast, and sophisticated.


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