cocket

cocket
I. \\ˈkäkə̇t\ noun (-s)
Etymology: Middle English cocquet, from Anglo-French cokkette or Medieval Latin coketa, coketum customhouse seal
1.
a. : a seal formerly of the English or Scottish king's customhouse
b. : any one of certain other seals formerly used to seal permits
2. : a certified document given to a shipper as a warrant that his goods have been duly entered and have paid duty
II. noun (-s)
Etymology: Middle English cocket, coket
obsolete : fine wheaten leavened bread
III. adjective
Etymology: Middle French coquet coquettish — more at coquette
now dialect England
1. : pert, saucy

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  • Cocket — Cock et, a. [F. coquet coquettish. See {Coquette}, n.] Pert; saucy. [Obs.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Cocket — (engl., spr. Kakket), Zollschein, Ausfuhrschein …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cocket — Cocket, engl., Zollschein, Ausfuhrschein …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Cocket — In old English law, a cocket was a custom house seal; or a certified document given to a shipper as a warrant that his goods have been duly entered and have paid duty. Hence, in Scotland, there was an officer called the clerk of the cocket.… …   Wikipedia

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  • cocket centering — noun see cocket center …   Useful english dictionary

  • cocket — noun a document issued by the bond office stating that duty has been paid and goods may be sold …   Wiktionary

  • cocket — official shipping seal; customs clearance form Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • cocket — n. official shipping seal; customhouse seal; customs duty adj. perky, pert, saucy …   English contemporary dictionary

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