cochin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cochin Asian breed of large fowl with dense plumage and feathered legs
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cochin A variety of the domestic hen, of large size, belonging to the Asiatic class, or a specimen of this variety. There are black, buff, cuckoo, and white cochins, both cock and hen of each kind being of the uniform color denoted by the adjective, except that the buff cock should show a richer shade of yellow or orange in hackle, saddle, and wing-bows. The partridge cochins are either single- or pea-combed, the cock being similar in coloring to a black-breasted red game-cock, except that the hackle and the saddle-feathers should be striped with glossy black, and the hen being of a rich reddish- or golden-brown color, each feather distinctly penciled with dark-brown or black. The hackle of the hen is orange, striped with black, her tail black, and the wing-primaries are dark-brown or dull-black. All the cochins have heavily feathered legs and short tails, and all have the legs yellow, except the black cochins, which have them black or nearly so.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cochin kō′chin a large-sized variety of the domestic hen, with feathered legs, full breast, small tail
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Usage

In literature:

Short lines have also been built in Burmah (1889); in the Malay Peninsula (1885), in Sumatra (1876), and in Cochin China (1885).
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
Cochin, Portuguese in, 158.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
Creams, which have cochineal colouring in them, should not be put into tin moulds, as this metal turns them of a mauve shade.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
The latter should be colored with a little cochineal.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
We passed Cochin in the course of the day, but not near enough to see much of it.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
Cochineal was introduced for dyeing purposes in 1856.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
In the streets the crowds are cheering Denys Cochin, the special ambassador from France.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
Cochin, the wisest recent critic, fully recognizes this connection of events.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865" by Various
Part of it can be colored pink with cochineal, or green with spinach-coloring.
"What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
The situation of the Cochin Raja was one of peril.
"Rulers of India: Albuquerque" by Henry Morse Stephens
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In poetry:

His notions of our leading men
Are mixed and misty very:
He knows a cochin-china hen —
He never speaks of Berry.
"Billy Vickers" by Henry Kendall
Yet when he looks me in the face
I blush as red as cochineal;
And think did he but know my case,
How changed he'd be, my host of Lille.
"Titmarsh’s Carmen Lilliense" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

The Indian government Thursday approved relaxing its cabotage law to allow foreign-owned and -operated ships to move containerized cargo to and from the Vallarpadam International Container Transshipment Terminal in the Port of Cochin.
Slowdown Hits India's Cochin Terminal.
A go-slow campaign by container truck drivers has affected normal operations at the Vallarpadam International Container Transshipment Terminal in India's Port of Cochin , according to local shipping sources.
The Indian government Thursday approved relaxing its cabotage law to allow foreign-owned and -operated ships to move containerized cargo to and from the Vallarpadam International Container Transshipment Terminal in the Port of Cochin .
Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccinos colored with dried cochineal insect bodies.
Starbucks to phase out cochineal extract.
Crushed cochineal extract has been used as a red dye for centuries, but it won't be used for much longer by Starbucks.
The coloring in question, cochineal, is made from a tiny white insect, Dactylopius coccus.
Simson Kalathara, an Indian restaurateur based in the United States, keeps himself and his restaurant empire fine-tuned with annual visits to his birthplace near Cochin, in the southern Indian state of Kerala.
Cochineals turn juices into bright colors.
An adult female dribbles excess cochineal red on its cactus pad, with a small crawler nearby.
Initially, cochineal red was used principally to dye fabrics, but today it is used most extensively to color foods and drinks.
News about gross-out ingredients like pink slime and crushed up cochineal bugs (more about both later) has gotten lots of people thinking: What other surprises lurk in the food we eat.
Amanda is a silver laced cochin, a breed from China, owned by Greg Howes.
MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Board of Commissioners heard from Allen Fore, director of community relations for Kinder Morgan Cochin regarding the progress of the Marcellus Lateral Pipeline which will go through Knox County.
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In science:

Department of Statistics Cochin University of Science and Technology Cochin 682 022, India.
Infinite Divisibility and Max-Infinite Divisibility with Random Sample Size
Satheesh, S. (2001a). Stability of Random Sums and Extremes, Ph.D. Thesis (unpublished), Cochin University of Science and Technology, July–2001.
Infinite Divisibility and Max-Infinite Divisibility with Random Sample Size
Tate, Constrained systems and quantization, Lectures at the Advanced Institute for Gravitation Theory, December 1991, Cochin University, Syracuse Univesity Preprint SU-GP-92/1-4; An algebraic approach to the quantization of constrained systems: finite dimensional examples Ph.D.
What can we learn from the study of non-perturbative quantum general relativity?
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