coke, sir


Sir Edward, 1552–1634, English jurist and writer on law.
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coke1 (kəʊk)
1.  a solid-fuel product containing about 80 per cent of carbon produced by distillation of coal to drive off its volatile constituents: used as a fuel and in metallurgy as a reducing agent for converting metal oxides into metals
2.  any similar material, such as the layer formed in the cylinders of a car engine by incomplete combustion of the fuel
3.  to become or convert into coke
[C17: probably a variant of C14 northern English dialect colk core, of obscure origin]

coke2 (kəʊk)
slang short for cocaine

Coke1 (kəʊk)
trademark short for Coca-Cola

Coke2 (kʊk, kəʊk)
1.  Sir Edward. 1552--1634, English jurist, noted for his defence of the common law against encroachment from the Crown: the Petition of Right (1628) was largely his work
2.  Thomas William, 1st Earl of Leicester, known as Coke of Holkham. 1752--1842, English agriculturist: pioneered agricultural improvement and considerably improved productivity at his Holkham estate in Norfolk

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1699, northern Eng. dial., perhaps a variant of M.E. colke "core, charcoal," itself possibly related to -colc, an O.E. word for "pit." The soft drink name is a shortening (first recorded 1909) of brand name Coca-Cola, trademark from 1887. As a shortened form of cocaine it dates from 1908, Amer.Eng.
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coke (kōk)

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