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I've knocked about in all sorts of places, and it won't be the first time I've served as cook.

"So is the cook usefully employed while preparing dinner," said Philip.

Now say, 'Emma, you are one in a million, and a cook besides.'

His father is away this week and there was no one in the house but the cook.

Cook the potatoes and onions in the water until they are soft.

Add the sugar to the water and cook until the sugar is dissolved.

Clean and cook the beets in the manner explained in Art. 73.

Cook until tender, but not so long that it will fall to pieces.

She was not the cook, but she could, and had on occasion, served up a most enjoyable breakfast.

Cook them until they are quite soft, and then chop them or mash them.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English coc, from Vulgar Latin cocus "cook," from Latin coquus, from coquere "to cook, prepare food, ripen, digest, turn over in the mind" from PIE root *pekw- "to cook" (cf. Oscan popina "kitchen," Sanskrit pakvah "cooked," Greek peptein, Lithuanian kepti "to bake, roast," Old Church Slavonic pecenu "roasted," Welsh poeth "cooked, baked, hot"). Germanic languages had no one native term for all types of cooking, and borrowed the Latin word (Old Saxon kok, Old High German choh, German Koch, Swedish kock).

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