sock


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Soc \Soc\ (s[o^]k), n. [AS. s[=o]c the power of holding court,
   sway, domain, properly, the right of investigating or
   seeking; akin to E. sake, seek. Sake, Seek, and cf.
   Sac, and Soke.] [Written also sock, and soke.]
   1. (O. Eng. Law)
      (a) The lord's power or privilege of holding a court in a
          district, as in manor or lordship; jurisdiction of
          causes, and the limits of that jurisdiction.
      (b) Liberty or privilege of tenants excused from customary
          burdens.
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   2. An exclusive privilege formerly claimed by millers of
      grinding all the corn used within the manor or township
      which the mill stands. [Eng.]
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   Soc and sac (O. Eng. Law), the full right of administering
      justice in a manor or lordship.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sock \Sock\, n. [F. soc, LL. soccus, perhaps of Celtic origin.]
   A plowshare. --Edin. Encyc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sock \Sock\, n. [OE. sock, AS. socc, fr. L. soccus a kind of
   low-heeled, light shoe. Cf. Sucket.]
   1. The shoe worn by actors of comedy in ancient Greece and
      Rome, -- used as a symbol of comedy, or of the comic
      drama, as distinguished from tragedy, which is symbolized
      by the buskin.
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            Great Fletcher never treads in buskin here,
            Nor greater Jonson dares in socks appear. --Dryden.
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   2. A knit or woven covering for the foot and lower leg; a
      stocking with a short leg.
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   3. A warm inner sole for a shoe. --Simmonds.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sock \Sock\ (s[o^]k), v. t. [Perh. shortened fr. sockdolager.]
   To hurl, drive, or strike violently; -- often with it as an
   object. [Prov. or Vulgar] --Kipling.
   [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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