cock|le|shell

cock|le|shell
cock|le|shell «KOK uhl SHEHL», noun.
1. a shell or half of the shell of a cockle.
2. a) a small, light, shallow boat; cockleboat; cockle. b) a small rowboat; cockboat: »

None but a madman would sail in yon cockleshell with a gale coursing (Mary E. Braddon).


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