cockspur


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cockspur

(ˈkɒkˌspɜː)
n
1. (Zoology) a spur on the leg of a cock
2. (Plants) an annual grass, Echinochloa crus-galli, widely distributed in tropical and warm temperate regions
3. (Plants) a small thorny North American hawthorn tree, Crataegus crus-galli
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Noun1.cockspur - widely grown stout Old World hay and pasture grasscockspur - widely grown stout Old World hay and pasture grass
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
2.cockspur - small spiny West Indian tree
genus Pisonia, Pisonia - genus of often thorny tropical trees and shrubs and some vines; mainly America
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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On board the steamer, which happened to be the Cockspur, Daughtry persuaded the captain to enter Kwaque on the ship's articles as steward's helper with a rating of ten shillings a month.
As for King William Island, the Makambo, on the former run of the Cockspur, stopped there every ten weeks; but the direst threat Daughtry ever held over him was the putting ashore of him at the place where the two active young men still mourned their pig.
He made his way to Cockspur Street to buy his ticket for New York.
From Cockspur Street to Nelson's Monument the men were lined up in a long queue, making their way to the recruiting office.
Go across Piccadilly Circus and down Haymarket, and turn left on Cockspur Street.
On June 28, 2007, the men drove two old Mercedes packed with gas canisters, petrol and nails from Scotland to London The next day, shortly after midnight, the cars were parked outside Tiger Tiger nightclub, near Piccadilly Circus, and in nearby Cockspur Street.
The parade finished in the city centre, in Cockspur Street, and band members and supporters headed off to continue their St Patrick's Day celebrations.
BARBADOS COCKSPUR CLUB T20 SEMI-FINALS St Just v Ealing .........................
Hyde travel to Chelmsford for their Barbados Cockspur Cup t20 Finals on Monday, which will be televised live by Sky.
The competition winners in the finals day on June 27, enter the national Cockspur Cup, going into the Northern Area finals.
Finals day of the second staging of the Cockspur Cup Twenty20 at the County Ground in Derby, featuring the semi-finals and final.