verb (used without object), cock·led, cock·ling.
verb (used with object), cock·led, cock·ling.
Origin of cockle1
Definition for cockles (2 of 2)
Origin of cockle2
Examples from the Web for cockles
Cockles' hands dropped momentarily, and Keeks, whipping in a smashing right uppercut, had his man down and out.
The purl warms the cockles of Tom's heart, and makes him cough.Tom Brown's School Days|Thomas Hughes
It has a smooth shell, not ragged as our cockles; 'tis good meat though somewhat tough.The Bounty of the Chesapeake|James Wharton
I've got something on hand that'll warm the cockles of your heart.A Pirate of Parts|Richard Neville
And Diocles says that the strongest of all shell-fish are cockles, purple-fish, and ceryces.