cock-crowing

cock-crowing
n.
1.
Crowing of the cock, cock-crow, cock.
2.
Dawn, day-break, peep of day, first flush of the morning.

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  • Cock-crowing —    In our Lord s time the Jews had adopted the Greek and Roman division of the night into four watches, each consisting of three hours, the first beginning at six o clock in the evening (Luke 12:38; Matt. 14:25; Mark 6:48). But the ancient… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • cock-crowing — …   Useful english dictionary

  • cock — I. n. 1. Male (of birds). 2. Chanticleer, rooster [U. S.]. 3. Cock crowing, cock crow. 4. Faucet, turn valve, stop cock. 5. Hammer (of gunlock). 6. Turning up, turn, toss, perking …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • crowing — adj. 1. same as {bragging}. Syn: boastful, braggart(prenominal), bragging(prenominal), braggy, big, cock a hoop, self aggrandizing, vainglorious. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cock-a-doodle-doo — n. the crowing sound made by a rooster. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cock-a-hoop — a. Boastful; defiant; exulting. Also used adverbially. Syn: boastful, braggart(prenominal), bragging(prenominal), braggy, big, crowing, self aggrandizing, vainglorious. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cock — cock1 [käk] n. [ME cok < OE coc & OFr coq, like Dan kok, ON kokkr, of echoic orig.] 1. a) the male of the chicken; rooster b) the male of certain other birds 2. Archaic a) the crowing of a rooster, esp. at sunrise …   English World dictionary

  • cock-a-doodle-doo — cock a doo•dle doo [[t]ˈkɒk əˌdud lˈdu[/t]] interj. anb (used, esp. in children s stories, to suggest the crowing of a rooster.) • Etymology: 1565–75; imit …   From formal English to slang

  • cock|crow — «KOK KROH», noun. 1. the crowing of a rooster. 2. the time when roosters begin to crow; dawn …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cock-A-Doodle-Doo! — For the nursery rhyme, see Cock A Doodle Doo. Cock A Doodle Doo! or, The Crowing of the Nobel Cock Beneventano   Author(s) …   Wikipedia

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