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Cockboat

or Cockle Boat.. A small boat made of a wicker frame, and covered with leather or oil-cloth. The Welsh fishers used to carry them on their backs. (Welsh, cwch, a boat; French, coche, a passage boat; Irish, coca; Italian, cocca; Norwegian, kog, a cockboat.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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