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adj. cork·i·er, cork·i·est
1. Of or resembling cork.
2. Informal Lively; buoyant.

cork′i·ness n.
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(ˈkɔr ki)

adj. cork•i•er, cork•i•est.
1. of the nature of cork; corklike.
2. (of wine, brandy, etc.) spoiled, esp. by a tainted cork.
cork′i•ness, n.
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Adj.1.corky - (of wine) tainted in flavor by a cork containing excess tannin; "a corked port"
bad - having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"
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Informal. Displaying light-hearted nonchalance:
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adjKork-, korkartig; tasteKork-, korkig
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We thought the tissued, infiltrated head of the Sperm Whale, was the lightest and most corky part about him; and yet thou makest it sink in an element of a far greater specific gravity than itself.
On the 8th of April, 1932, in a log cabin just northwest of Feakeyville, was born Harry Edward (Corky) Melton, the sixth and last child of Henry Edo and Lucille (nee Fairweather) Melton.
She has previously described herself as "hopeless, hopeless, hopeless" at relationships, admitting: "I never get it right!" She was formerly married to dance partners Sammy Stopford and Corky Ballas and linked to Russian Yegor Novikov, a one-time pupil 27 years younger than her.
Both of Shirley's ex-husbands were also her dance partners: Sammy Stopford and Corky Ballas.
The 2012 Holiday Rafflecopter Grand Giveaway is open to anyone 18 years or older who resides in the United States and will begin accepting entries on Black Friday (11/23/2012) and will accept entries up till noon on December 8th, 2012 when the one lucky winners name will be randomly drawn by and announced on the Corky Kouture[TM] Blog.
He seemed remarkably calm and Corky [Browne, Henderson's head lad] joined us, together with Jamie and another vet, Bruce Bladon, and Charlie's staff.
Speaking on the spectacular show put in by the boys, Laser team Coach Mark Rhodes- Corky said: "I am pleased to see the boys performance.
The ghost, named Corky by regulars at the Court Oak pub in Harborne, Birmingham, appears to have strong opinions about the wine list.
"Corky" Smith was a P-38 Lightning pilot from Brooklyn, New York, who enlisted in the US Army Air Corps on December 15, 1941, as an aviation cadet.
...And His Best Friend Corky - do you not watch Milkshake in the mornings.
Corky Ballas, who looked after the US-born star for a decade, said: "Aneta is beautiful, sexy and stylish," reports News of the World.