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So just cork up, and come along quietly, or you may find yourself in trouble.

I tell ye there's a heap o' perfumes 'raound that ye can't buy at a flower-store and cork up in a bottle.

Restraining a desire to leap out and cork up that bottle, Pink waited.

Cork up, but not tightly, the glass vessel, and lay it in a moderately warm place for fourteen hours.

You must be content to cork up your enthusiasm till these 'horse-leech' gentry are appeased.

“Cork up, you money grabbers, and let Ross go on with his story,” Lester laughingly advised.

The champagne came and Dan Cohan popped the cork up to the ceiling with dexterous red fingers.

They cork up the snuff in their nostrils with a hollowed-out bit of wood, till the tears run down their cheeks.

"Oh, cork up and give us a rest," appealed the Little 'Un, somewhat testily.

Fourthly—Ability to cork up the whoop at the proper moment and keep it in a cool place till needed.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Spanish alcorque "cork sole," probably via Arabic and ultimately from Latin quercus "oak" (see Quercus) or cortex (genitive corticis) "bark" (see corium).

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