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An imaginary land of easy and luxurious living.

[Middle English cokaigne, from Old French, from (pais de) cokaigne, (land of) plenty, from Middle Low German kōkenje, diminutive of kōke, cake.]


(kɒˈkeɪn) or


(European Myth & Legend) medieval legend an imaginary land of luxury and idleness
[C14: from Old French cocaigne, from Middle Low German kōkenje small cake (of which the houses in the imaginary land are built); related to Spanish cucaña, Italian cuccagna]


or Cock•ayne


a fabled land of luxury and idleness.
[1250–1300; Middle English cokaygn(e) < Middle French (paide) cocaigne (land of) Cockaigne, idler's paradise]
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Noun1.Cockaigne - (Middle Ages) an imaginary land of luxury and idleness
fictitious place, imaginary place, mythical place - a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
Dark Ages, Middle Ages - the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
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Cooke was also involved in the build-up that saw Gene send Ben Cockayne racing around opposite number Briscoe, who appeared to be blocked by referee Richard Silverwood.
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Cooke converted, added a penalty and then fed an inside ball to Stanley Gene for the outstanding Ben Cockayne to scoot over and open up a 14-0 lead after 24 minutes.
Moments later, Cockayne prevented a second Leeds score on the opposite side by bundling winger Lee Smith over the touchline.
The idea is they're not on earth at all, they could be on another planet or in a spaceship," director Mike Cockayne told Insider.
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By TREvOR BAxTER RL Correspondent BEn COCKAynE is searching for a new club after Hull KR finally ran out of patience with their errant utility back.