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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.
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.