Definition of Cork up
1. Verb. Close a bottle with a cork.
Generic synonyms: Plug, Secure, Stop Up
Derivative terms: Cork, Cork, Corker
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Literary usage of Cork up
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Dr. Chase's Family Physician, Farrier, Bee-keeper, and Second Receipt Book by Alvin Wood Chase (1874)
"cork up and set by for a few days, when it will be Ready for Use—in Summer, without heat—in Winter by warming in hot water. It will keep any length of time, ..."
2. A Chinese and English Vocabulary in the Pekinese Dialect by George Carter Stent (1871)
"... tan'-ts'aP . wt to close, or cork up. a stopper, ... to cork up, &c. solid, filled. to stop up corks, ..."
3. Nature Displayed in Her Mode of Teaching Language to Man: Being a New and by Nicolas Gouin Dufief (1834)
"To cork up. Boucher. To stop up. Boucher. To shut up. Bouillonner. To gush out. Bourgeonner. To bud out. Boutonner. To button up. Briguer. To stand for. ..."
4. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1857)
"Sometimes, when the boiling has been insufficient, the catchup will not keep, which renders it necessary to be particular ; fill into bottles, and cork up ..."