Cammock

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cammock (Bot) A plant having long hard, crooked roots, the Ononis spinosa; -- called also rest-harrow. The Scandix Pecten-Veneris is also called cammock.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cammock A leguminous plant, the rest-harrow, Ononis arvensis.
    • n cammock An umbelliferous plant, probably the shepherd's-needle, Scandix Pecten.
    • n cammock A crooked stick or club; a crooked beam; specifically, a crooked club used in the game of hockey or shinny.
    • n cammock The game played with such a club; hockey or shinny.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. cammoc,

Usage

In literature:

They were commanded in chief by don Antonio de Castanita, under whom were the four rear-admirals Chacon, Mari, Guevara, and Cammock.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
Jack, following Mr Cammock, was among the first on board.
"John Deane of Nottingham" by W.H.G. Kingston
Early crooks the tree, that good cammock should be.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
He laid a warning hand on Cammock's arm.
"The Wild Geese" by Stanley John Weyman
And in his schooner might have sailed any Quixote of history, lucky indeed to find a Cammock for his navigator.
"The Corner of Harley Street" by Henry Bashford
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In news:

Courtesy Zolton Cohen Deon Cammock .
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