cocking


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cocking

1. Same as cogging.
2. Tipping sideways.

cogging, cocking

The joining of two timbers which are notched, cogged, or indented.
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The stranger looked at me again - still cocking his eye, as if he were expressly taking aim at me with his invisible gun - and said, "He's a likely young parcel of bones that.
cried Holmes, and I heard the sharp click of a cocking pistol.
He struck out with his hand, and a revolver which the younger man was in the act of cocking clattered down upon the floor.
It looked sullen and pig-headed enough, even then; carrying its handle with an air of defiance, and cocking its spout pertly and mockingly at Mrs.
Amid these cries, the citizens ran along faster and faster, cocking their muskets, brandishing their hatchets, and looking death and defiance in all directions.
As he stalked away, it must be admitted that Jerry displayed pride in himself, his gait being a trifle stiff-legged, the cocking of his head back over his shoulder at the whining wild-dog having all the articulateness of: "Well, I guess I gave you enough this time.
Seeing no harm in her he drew closer, in narrowing circles, cocking his eyes at her impudently as he slid past.
He kept awaking and cocking his ears at the bright world without, where the April sun was blazing across the snow.
I advanced to Morgan's side, cocking my piece as I moved.
whispered Tom, shutting one eye, and cocking his chin in the air.
Hargrave suddenly rose from his seat with an aspect of stern determination, lifted the child from his father's knee, where he was sitting half-tipsy, cocking his head and laughing at me, and execrating me with words he little knew the meaning of, handed him out of the room, and, setting him down in the hall, held the door open for me, gravely bowed as I withdrew, and closed it after me.
There was a startled tensing of muscles and cocking of ears, a sudden dash, and Tarzan's meat was gone.