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Friday, December 01, 2017

Definitions for cockcrow

  1. daybreak; dawn; the time at which a cock characteristically crows.

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Citations for cockcrow
He was as a ghost, all whose power of wandering free through these upper regions ceases at cockcrow ... Anthony Trollope, Barchester Towers, 1857
He would have a delightful Friday evening looking out tackle, and would be off at cockrow on Saturday in his little car, returning late on the Sunday night with a sunburnt face and an added zest for life ... John Buchan, The Gap in the Curtain, 1932
Origin of cockcrow
1350-1400
Cockcrow entered English between 1350 and 1400.