Definition of Castock

1. a cabbage stock [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Castock

castleries
castlery
castles
castles in the air
castless
castlet
castlets
castlette
castlettes
castling
castlings
castmate
castmates
castmember
castmembers
castock (current term)
castocks
castoff
castoffs
castor-oil
castor-oil plant
castor bean
castor bean plant
castor beans
castor oil
castor sugar
castoreums
castories
castorin

Literary usage of Castock

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proverbs, Proverbial Expressions, and Popular Rhymes of Scotland by Andrew Cheviot (1896)
"A castock is a stalk of cabbage. Satirical: Spare no expense, bring another bottle of small beer; or, with much pretence of liberality, give your friend ..."

2. Curiosities in Proverbs: A Collection of Unusual Adages, Maxims, Aphorisms by Dwight Edwards Marvin (1916)
"George Wither. Christmas has been talked of so long that it has come at last. (French). Every day is no' Yule-day; cast the cat a castock. (Scotch). ..."

3. Curiosities in Proverbs: A Collection of Unusual Adages, Maxims, Aphorisms by Dwight Edwards Marvin (1916)
"George Wither. Christmas has been talked of so long that it has come at last. (French). Every day is no' Yule-day; cast the cat a castock. (Scotch). ..."

4. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1880)
"A sort of pottage made of meal and the scum of broth, 8. V. BROSE. KAIL-castock, ». The stem of the cole wort, S. — "A beggar received nothing bat a ..."

5. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch: With an Introductory Chapter Onthe Poetry by Charles Mackay (1888)
"castock, sometimes written cus- tock, a cabbage-stalk. ... Every day's no Yule-day ;—cast the cat a castock.—ALLAN RAMSAY'S Scots Pro- verts. ..."

6. Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are by John Jamieson, John Johnstone (1867)
"KAIL-castock, s. ... SV PEN, sense 2, and castock. KAIL-GULLY, ». A large knife for cutting and shearing down ..."

7. Scottish Notes and Queries by John Malcolm Bulloch (1892)
"Oh, gie me my castock, my hinny, my doo, Oh, gie me my castock, my dearie; For dinna ye mind what we twa said When we met at the Wells o' Wearie! ..."

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