verb (used without object), cock·led, cock·ling.
verb (used with object), cock·led, cock·ling.
Origin of cockle1
Origin of cockle2
Examples from the Web for cockles
Contemporary Examples of cockles
For doing so, I was likened in comments to Josef Mengele, a comparison that warmed the cockles of my gay, half-Jewish heart.Predator Doctors Take Advantage of Patients With ‘Chronic Lyme’ Scam
September 19, 2014
Historical Examples of cockles
Your flesh has never been made to creep: but the cockles of your heart have been warmed.De Libris: Prose and Verse
There are also in some places great store of mussels and cockles.The Bounty of the Chesapeake
I've got something on hand that'll warm the cockles of your heart.A Pirate of Parts
They feed upon a few fish, cockles, mussels, and periwinkles.History of Australia and New Zealand
He had a greeting from the fans that warmed the cockles of his heart.Baseball Joe in the World Series
Word Origin for cockle
type of mollusk, early 14c., from Old French coquille (13c.) "scallop, scallop shell; mother of pearl; a kind of hat," altered (by influence of coque "shell") from Vulgar Latin *conchilia, from Latin conchylium "mussel, shellfish," from Greek konkhylion "little shellfish," from konkhe "mussel, conch." Phrase cockles of the heart (1660s) is perhaps from similar shape, or from Latin corculum, diminutive of cor "heart."
flowering weed that grows in wheat fields, Old English coccel "darnel," used in Middle English to translate the Bible word now usually given as tares (see tare (n.1)). It is in no other Germanic language and may be from a diminutive of Latin coccus "grain, berry."