cord


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cord \Cord\ (k[^o]rd), n. [F. corde, L. chorda catgut, chord,
   cord, fr. Gr. chordh`; cf. chola`des intestines, L. haruspex
   soothsayer (inspector of entrails), Icel. g["o]rn, pl. garnir
   gut, and E. yarn. Cf. Chord, Yarn.]
   1. A string, or small rope, composed of several strands
      twisted together.
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   2. A solid measure, equivalent to 128 cubic feet; a pile of
      wood, or other coarse material, eight feet long, four feet
      high, and four feet broad; -- originally measured with a
      cord or line.
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   3. Fig.: Any moral influence by which persons are caught,
      held, or drawn, as if by a cord; an enticement; as, the
      cords of the wicked; the cords of sin; the cords of
      vanity.
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            The knots that tangle human creeds,
            The wounding cords that bind and strain
            The heart until it bleeds.            --Tennyson.
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   4. (Anat.) Any structure having the appearance of a cord,
      esp. a tendon or a nerve. See under Spermatic, Spinal,
      Umbilical, Vocal.
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   5. (Mus.) See Chord. [Obs.]
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   Cord wood, wood for fuel cut to the length of four feet
      (when of full measure).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cord \Cord\ (k[^o]rd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corded; p. pr. &
   vb. n. Cording.]
   1. To bind with a cord; to fasten with cords; to connect with
      cords; to ornament or finish with a cord or cords, as a
      garment.
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   2. To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the
      cord.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Core \Core\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cord (k?rd); p. pr. & vb. n.
   Coring.]
   1. To take out the core or inward parts of; as, to core an
      apple.
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            He's like a corn upon my great toe . . . he must be
            cored out.                            --Marston.
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   2. To form by means of a core, as a hole in a casting.
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   3. To extract a cylindrical sample from, with a boring
      device. See core[8].
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