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n. (Zool.) A bivalve mollusk, with radiating ribs, of the genus Cardium, especially C. edule, used in Europe for food; - sometimes applied to similar shells of other genera. A cockleshell. The mineral black tourmaline or schorl; - so called by the Cornish miners.

 - The fire chamber of a furnace. A hop-drying kiln. The dome of a heating furnace.

 - Cockle hat, a hat ornamented with a cockleshell, the badge of a pilgrim.

 - Cockle stairs, winding or spiral stairs.

 - vb. To cause to contract into wrinkles or ridges, as some kinds of cloth after a wetting. Cockling sea, waves dashing against each other with a short and quick motion.

 - n. (Bot.) (a) A plant or weed that grows among grain; the corn rose (b) The Lotium, or darnel.

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