Cord in a sentence

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Definition of Cord

  • A string, or small rope, composed of several strands twisted together.
  • A solid measure, equivalent to 128 cubic feet; a pile of wood, or other coarse material, eight feet long, four feet high, and four feet broad; -- originally measured with a cord or line.
  • Fig.: Any moral influence by which persons are caught, held, or drawn, as if by a cord; an enticement; as, the cords of the wicked; the cords of sin; the cords of vanity.
  • Any structure having the appearance of a cord, esp. a tendon or a nerve. See under Spermatic Spinal Umbilical Vocal.
  • To bind with a cord; to fasten with cords; to connect with cords; to ornament or finish with a cord or cords, as a garment.
  • To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord.
  • a line made of twisted fibers or threads
  • a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton
  • a light insulated conductor for household use
  • a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet
  • bind or tie with a cord
  • stack in cords

How to use cord in a sentence. Cord pronunciation.

I tried to buy a quarter of a cord from two or three merchants, but could not get any.
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This nearly paralyzed the spinal cord, and caused deep and permanent spinal disease.
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At half- past nine, a gun fired from the chateau having given the expected signal, the cords which held the balloon were cut; and immediately the intrepid aeronaut could be seen rising majestically into the air before the eyes of the crowd assembled in the throne room.
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The poor musicians, wet to the skin, at last could no longer draw any sound from their instruments, of which the rain had snapped or stretched the cords, and it was time to put an end to this state of affairs.
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Cords of mail were stacked up at Siboney for weeks; and although there was more transportation on hand than could be used, the officer detailed to attend to the mail business of the corps, Lieut.
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Lord Moustache, however, who was more used to mysteries, taking up a silver trumpet, which was fixed to the portal by a crimson cord, gave a loud blast.
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One end of the rope was formed into a noose large enough to slip over a horse's head, and the ends of this noose were secured to a long pole by small cords.
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A tempting morsel of meat is tied to the end of a long stout cord, which the skillful hunter flings to a great distance, as he would a lasso, the bait falling as near the fleeing bird as he can aim it.
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Take ye hold of the Cord of God, all of you, and become ye not disunited.
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Mr. Petulengro was dressed in Roman fashion, with a somewhat smartly-cut sporting-coat, the buttons of which were half-crowns-and a waistcoat, scarlet and black, the buttons of which were spaded half-guineas; his breeches were of a stuff half velveteen, half corduroy, the cords exceedingly broad.
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She stopped the carriage at post-offices, and coffee-shops, and shops of inscrutable dignity where the aged attendants had to be greeted as old friends; and, catching sight of the dome of St. Paul's above the irregular spires of Ludgate Hill, she pulled the cord impulsively, and gave directions that Anderson should drive them there.
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Suddenly Mrs. Hilbery pulled the cord with such decision that even Anderson had to listen to the order which she leant out of the window to give him.
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It was a broad comely gentleman of middle age, dressed in riding-boots, and cords, and a faded green coat.
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In obedience to his instructions, Saxe and Dale stepped back to the full extent of the cord, and then eased it out as the guide stepped forward, till he suddenly held up his hand.
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For hard-hearted as he was,-benumbed by the blows of fate, his heart calloused with the snapping of cords and ties which once had closely bound him-there were yet loosely knit bonds of the past which tinged with the glow of his dying passions-the unforgotten idols of his adventurous career!
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It was his custom when all was still to slip away "to the quarter" where some lingering cords were now slowly snapping one by one.
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And the "prevention of mistakes" consisted in the heavy Adams revolver which he carried slung around his neck and shoulder by a heavy cord, in the handy Russian fashion.
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Hugh was right to bid me cut those cords at once and forever between them!
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Picking up his saber, he then cut the bell cord and lashed the fellow's legs to a chair.
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Keep silent!" cried Hardwicke as he cut the cords on the fellow's legs.
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Examples of Cord

Example #1
One of them told me he could not get what he wanted for his own family.
Example #2
Very little wood was brought into market, and those living on the main street, got all that came, while those who lived outside the village could get none.
Example #3
After this she was up and down for many years, attended by various physicians, yet nothing bettered, but, rather, growing worse.
Example #4
This caused such a sickness that she was obliged to leave the school she was attending.
Example #5
Having arrived at a certain height, she set off an immense star constructed around the basket, the center of which she thus occupied; and this star for seven or eight moments threw from its points and angles numerous other small stars, producing a most extraordinary effect.
Example #6
At nine o'clock, the balloon being filled, she entered the basket, and was carried to the end of the basin of the swans, in front of the chateau; and until the moment of departure she remained in this position, above the height of the tallest trees, and thus for more than half an hour could be seen by all the spectators present at the fete.