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Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.
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Etymology 1

From Old French cokille (French coquille), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] *cocchilia, form of conchylia, from Ancient Greek κογχύλιον (konkhylion), diminutive of κογχύλη ‘mussel’.

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cockle

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  1. Any of various edible European bivalve mollusks, of the family Cardiidae, having heart-shaped shells.
  2. The shell of the cockle.
  3. A defect in sheepskin; firm dark nodules caused by the bites of keds on live sheep
  4. (plural) One’s innermost feelings (only in the expression “the cockles of one’s heart”).
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Etymology 2

Old English coccel, perhaps from a diminutive of [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] coccus, berry

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cockle

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cockle ({{{1}}})
  1. any of several plants, such as the corn cockle
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