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Corker   /kˈɔrkər/   Listen
Corker

noun
1.
(dated slang) a remarkable or excellent thing or person.
2.
A machine that is used to put corks in bottles.






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"Corker" Quotes from Famous Books



... sub-camp at each working-end, but most of the men still prefer to come in at night." He dragged himself slowly and painfully to his feet as a knock sounded at the door. "That's MacDonald, our camp superintendent," he explained. "Told him to be here at eight. He's a corker for ...
— The Danger Trail • James Oliver Curwood

... Christina as he read Ellen's letters, telling her again and again that there was no one like her and that she was just a corker, and that was all about it. And Christina glowed with happiness under his praise and grew fairly ...
— In Orchard Glen • Marian Keith

... I am not appearing at my best. You see me nervous, diffident, tongue-tied. All this will wear off, however, and you will be surprised and delighted as you begin to understand my true self. Beneath the surface—I speak conservatively—I am a corker!" ...
— Piccadilly Jim • Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

... know you. You used to spout in the old Bowery Theatre? Ah, I thought so. Knew Bill Whalley? Of course you did. Poor Bill—he's dead. A good actor, but a better fellow. He was his own worst friend. And there was Eddy. Eddy. Eddy. He was a corker. Yes, he cashed in many years ago. Then there was Mrs. W. G. Jones. God bless her! Dead. God rest her soul. She was the salt of the earth. And what has become of J. B. Studley? Wasn't he a dandy, though, in Indian ...
— A Pirate of Parts • Richard Neville

... thick abattis—felled trees filled with sharpshooters—masking a hastily thrown up earthwork. The regiment was reserving its fire and losing heavily. An elderly man led it, riding a large old steady horse. "That's Ex-Governor Smith," said the regiment in the wood. "That's Extra Billy! He's a corker! Next time he runs he's going to get ...
— The Long Roll • Mary Johnston

... officially file my claim," said Ralph Addington, "to that peachy one—the golden blonde—the one with the blue wings, the one who tried to stand on the bough. That girl's a corker. I can tell her kind of pirate craft as ...
— Angel Island • Inez Haynes Gillmore

... she help teach a fellow how to rope a drowning person?" says he. "That's what she done. She's a corker, ain't she?" ...
— The Man Next Door • Emerson Hough

... going to be a corker!" was the reply. "It's one of the worst I've ever seen. It's sweeping right up the valley. It'll ...
— Tom Swift Among The Diamond Makers - or The Secret of Phantom Mountain • Victor Appleton

... right!" came from the boy at one point, and then, from the President: "That's right, he is a corker. Now you see his head here"—and then both ...
— The Americanization of Edward Bok - The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After • Edward William Bok

... you'll make it! We both will; next year anyway. I'll bet they've got lots of fellows on the team no better than you are, Tom. Wait till I show you the athletic field. It's a corker!" And Steve's fingers turned the pages of the school catalogue eagerly. "How's that?" he demanded at last ...
— Left End Edwards • Ralph Henry Barbour



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