• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Cockled Inclosed in a shell. "The tender horns of cockled snails."
    • a Cockled Wrinkled; puckered. "Showers soon drench the camlet's cockled grain."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: "Hot cockles" was a popular game at Christmas in medieval times. It was a game in which the other players took turns striking the blindfolded player, who had to guess the name of the person delivering each blow. "Hot cockles" was still a Christmas pastime until the Victorian era.
    • cockled Having a shell like that of a cockle; inclosed in a shell.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Cockled shelled like a cockle
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Warm the cockles of your heart - If something warms the cockles of your heart, it makes you feel happy.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. coquille—Gr. kongchylionkongchē, a cockle.


In literature:

Poor little pigmy in a cockle-boat, I thought Creation was ringing with my name!
"The Idler Magazine, Vol III. May 1893" by Various
The kind that somehow warms the cockles of your heart.
"A Venetian June" by Anna Fuller
The paper will be found to cockle the mounts badly in drying.
"Bromide Printing and Enlarging" by John A. Tennant
The shore abounded with clams, cockles, and, in some places, rock-oysters.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
Before ascending the river on a fishing trip one has to be provided with a plentiful supply of cockles, or 'pippies,' as they are called locally.
"Rídan The Devil And Other Stories" by Louis Becke
The moon rose early over the dark waters, and the boat, behaving admirably, rode the huge waves like a cockle.
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
The children were frightened, and hastily shoved off their little cockle-boat.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, June 1844" by Various
The moment the whisky had warmed the cockles of his heart Gourlay ceased to care a rap for the sniggerers.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
I've got something on hand that'll warm the cockles of your heart.
"A Pirate of Parts" by Richard Neville
There are also in some places great store of mussels and cockles.
"The Bounty of the Chesapeake" by James Wharton

In poetry:

"Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
Silver bells and cockle shells
And fair maids all in a row."
"The Pleasaunce Of Maid Marian" by Oscar Fay Adams
For, once the fowling piece is out,
And game is on the tapis,
The set upon my hero’s snout
Would make a cockle happy.
"Rover" by Henry Kendall
This medal could tell a tale, sir,
When things were merry and ripe.
Father gambled his money in horse-hair,
Cockles, confetti, and tripe.
"This Medal" by Billy Bennett
An old woman sitting and waiting for call,
With her baskets of cockles and apples and all;
A one-legged sailor attending a ball,
And a tailor and nailer busy.
"The Toy-Maker" by Padraic Colum
As at Hot-Cockles once I laid me down,
And felt the weighty hand of many a clown;
Buxoma gave a gentle tap, and I Quick rose, and read soft mischief in her eye.
"The Shepherd's Week : Monday; or the Squabble" by John Gay
Coming down from the hills they'd have ferns to sell,
Going up from the strand they'd have cockles in stock:
Sand in their baskets from the sea,
Or clay that was stripped from a hillside rock
A pair that had often stood in the dock!
"Dublin Roads" by Padraic Colum

In news:

Here, deliciously briny cockles are simply enhanced with white wine and scallions in a savory broth .
To turn this first course into a more substantial meal, toss the cockles and broth with pasta and chopped tomatoes.
View full size Richard Cockle/The Oregonian An honor guard removes the casket from a horse-drawn hearse in Baker City.
Briefly putting aside the controversial name and quality of the product, the stunning, overnight success of Fat Ho Burgers on South 11th Street warms the cockles of our hearts, if not actually clogging them.
It warms the cockles of my cold, black heart.
Here, deliciously briny cockles are simply enhanced with white wine and scallions in a savory broth.
A traditional spot with outstanding berberechos (sweet cockles) – Travel Picks: Where to Eat in Spain.
A true love story that warms the cockles of our hearts.
Richard Cockle / The Oregonian Mike Eaton worries that some of the 48 wind turbines in the Willow Creek Wind Project west of Boardman may be sited too close to his rural home.
It sure doesn't warm the cockles of my heart, that is for darn sure.
I know summer is officially over, but it warms my cockles everytime I see this great video with all these country artists singing Little Big Town's hit song " Pontoon ".
On its face, this festive scene in Bangor should have been enough to warm the cockles of a moviegoer's heart.
Richard Cockle/The Oregonian Imnaha Postmaster Bonnie Marks chats with 13-year-old Wyatt Smith, who's been swimming in the Imnaha River, in front of the tiny Imnaha Post Office.
As a little girl growing up in London's East End, Angela Cockle liked to draw sunshine, palm trees, the ocean and a beach.
State Officials Say Cockles May Contain PSP Toxins Year-Round.

In science:

What is desirable, is to have just a two or three step process to obtain the n roots of the nth degree polynomial [Cockle, 9 and 10],[Harley, 11],[Cayley, 12].
On the Complete Solution to the Most General Fifth Degree Polynomial
Cockle, James. ”Sketch of a Theory of Transcendental Roots”.
On the Complete Solution to the Most General Fifth Degree Polynomial
Cockle, James, ”On Transcendental and Algebraic Solution.-Supplementary Paper”.
On the Complete Solution to the Most General Fifth Degree Polynomial