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Acock   Listen
adverb
Acock  adv.  In a cocked or turned up fashion.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Acock" Quotes from Famous Books



... out on a heathen joss and one on the Virgin's Name, And the schooling bullet leaped across and showed them whence they came. And in the waiting silences the rudder whined beneath, And each man drew his watchful breath slow taken 'tween the teeth — Trigger and ear and eye acock, knit brow and hard-drawn lips — Bracing his feet by chock and cleat for the rolling of the ships. Till they heard the cough of a wounded man that fought in the fog for breath, Till they heard the torment of Reuben Paine ...
— Verses 1889-1896 • Rudyard Kipling



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