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cockshut

[kok-shuht] /ˈkɒkˌʃʌt/
noun, British Dialect.
1.
the close of the day; evening; twilight.
Origin of cockshut
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; cock1 + shut
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  • A cockshut was a large net used to catch woodcocks after sunset.

    Arden of Feversham Anonymous

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