Cocking in a sentence

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Definition of Cocking

  • Cockfighting.

How to use cocking in a sentence. Cocking pronunciation.

I heard a stir and rustle to right and left of me, the click of cocking triggers and thereafter-silence.
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Guns and fishing-rods were suspended over the mantelpiece; powder-horns, shot-belts, and game-bags scattered about; a choice collection of flies for angling lay in one corner, whips and bridles in another, and a pile of books and papers,-Colonel Thornton's Tour, Daniel's Rural Sports, and a heap of Racing Calendars, occupied a third; Ponto and Carlo lay basking on the hearth-rug, and a famous little cocking spaniel, Flora by name, a conscious favourite, was generally stretched in state on an arm-chair.
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Some were driven by coachmen with enormous double faces: one face leering at the horses: the other cocking its extraordinary eyes into the carriage: and both rattling again, under the hail of sugar-plums.
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Sherry had listened with a quizzical intentness, now and again cocking his head at some dramatic bit, and when Becodar paused he suddenly leaned over and thrust a dollar into the ever-waiting hand.
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Bland glided, cocking an anxious ear to listen while he slowed the motor.
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Mary V had once been candidly tempted to shoot him and had dallied with the temptation to the point of cocking her sixshooter and aiming it directly at him.
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And don't you reckon that Captain Riley will be cocking an eye up at the sky about now, looking to see you come back.
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Three or four sulphur matches were scratched at the same moment on trousers made tight by cocking the knee up.
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Presently the others noticed a lonely policeman cocking his revolver and getting ready to aim in their direction.
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Behind are two apparently lucid people, distinguished from each other by sex and age: the foremost a bunch of simmering black satin; under her shadow a cock-robin in the dress of a gentleman, big joy swelling out his chest, and pert satisfaction cocking his head.
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Nicholas Forsyte, cocking his rectangular eyebrows, wore a smile.
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Dreamer Q.C., in a gown but divested of wig, was standing before the fire, as if this conference were in the nature of a treat; he had the leathery, rather oily complexion which goes with great learning, a considerable nose with glasses perched on it, and little greyish whiskers; he luxuriated in the perpetual cocking of one eye, and the concealment of his lower with his upper lip, which gave a smothered turn to his speech.
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He got up from the window, went to his trunk, opened it, and, taking out a pistol, examined it carefully, cocking and uncorking it, and after loading it, and again trying the trigger, put it back again.
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He was deliberately cocking his pistol, and, in the momentary silence that followed George's speech, he fired at him.
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Cocking the gun, he took aim and fired.
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Once a brawny negro made a strong effort to seize the bucket, regardless of the cowhide, when Long Tom felled him at a blow with his pistol butt, then cocking the weapon, glanced sternly around at the circle of angry faces by which they were surrounded.
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Down below was the little village of Cocking, and half-way up the hill, a mile perhaps to the right, hung a flock of sheep grazing together.
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Life was never just as you wanted it, always a little askew, a little twisted, cynically cocking its eye at you before it vanished round the corner?
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She said cocking her head at Scott.
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I could do nothing with him; I tried all the ordinary panaceas without effect, and was giving him up in despair, when I thought of crossing him with the well-known ballad of Wednesbury Cocking.
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Examples of Cocking

Example #1
And, marking the gleam of pistol and musket-barrel, I fell to an agony of dread, well knowing whence that merciful shot had come.
Example #2
Us can't bide here all night.
Example #3
Here, except when the owner was absent on a sporting expedition, which, between fishing, shooting, hunting, and racing, did, it must be confessed, happen pretty often; here his friends were sure to find a hearty welcome, a good beef-steak,-his old housekeeper was famous for cookery!-and as much excellent Port and super-excellent Madeira-Tom, like most of his school, eschewed claret and other thin potations-as their host could prevail on them to swallow.
Example #4
The dining-parlour, which might pass for his only sitting-room,-for the little dark den which he called his drawing-room was not entered three times a year; the dining-room was a small square room, coloured pea-green with a gold moulding, adorned with a series of four prints on shooting, and four on hunting, together with two or three portraits of eminent racers, riders, hunters, and grooms.
Example #5
Other drivers were attired as women, wearing long ringlets and no bonnets, and looking more ridiculous in any real difficulty with the horses (of which, in such a concourse, there were a great many) than tongue can tell, or pen describe.
Example #6
In some, the horses were richly caparisoned in magnificent trappings; in others they were decked from head to tail, with flowing ribbons.