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docken

/ˈdɒkən/
noun (mainly Scot)
1.
another name for dock4
2.
something of no value or importance: not worth a docken
Word Origin
C14 doken, from Old English doccan, pl of doccedock4
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  • Before the eggs had hatched, the docken leaf wilted and dried and fell down upon the nest.

  • Before the eggs had hatched the docken leaf wilted and dried and fell down upon the nest.

    Riverby John Burroughs
  • Jamie, but ye hae a poor taste; and I may say, as the auld sang sings, Will ye compare a docken till a tansie?

    The Entail John Galt
  • But he was nothing but a dour, donnert soldier, and valued good logic not a docken.

    The Men of the Moss-Hags S. R. Crockett

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