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Do you think the button at the top may have had a socket for a horse hair plume?

A candle had been burning in the parlour, but it was now spluttering in the fat at the socket.

With a report that rang through the room like a pistol shot, it broke off in its socket.

And behind her the lamp in its socket on the wall smoked a trifle from a too-high wick.

I fell into the chair, jammed the rod-butt into the socket, and began to pump and wind.

When I sat down to jam the rod-butt in the socket I had awakened to possibilities.

Then I sat down, jammed the rod in the socket, put on the drag, and began to strike.

He absently took the whip from its socket, flecking the horse with it as he spoke.

Then with a great wrench the cross was lifted into the socket prepared for it.

The drill and the bow and socket are fully described in the illustration.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "spearhead" (originally one shaped like a plowshare), from Anglo-French soket "spearhead, plowshare" (mid-13c.), diminutive of Old French soc "plowshare," from Vulgar Latin *soccus, perhaps from a Gaulish source, from Celtic *sukko- (cf. Welsh swch "plowshare," Middle Irish soc "plowshare"), properly "hog's snout," from PIE *su- "pig" (cf. Latin sus "swine;" see sow (n.) "female pig").

Meaning "hollow part or piece for receiving and holding something" first recorded early 15c.; anatomical sense is from c.1600; domestic electrical sense first recorded 1885. Socket wrench is attested from 1837. The verb is 1530s, from the noun. Related: Socketed; socketing.

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