What is cork?

  • (noun): A small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line.
    Synonyms: bob, bobber, bobfloat
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on cork, corks:

Kilbrittain - People
... at Kilbrittain Castle Florence MacCarthy Thaddeus MacCarthy - Bishop of Ross, Cork and Cloyne Patrick Scott - Architect and Artist Richard Townsend - English soldier and politician who lived at Kilbrittain Castle ... Castle Eoin Sexton - Eoin Sexton (born 1975 in Kilbrittain, County Cork) is an Irish sportsperson ... football with his local club Kilbrittain and has been a member of the Cork senior inter-county team since the late 1990s ...
Fergal Mc Cormack - Playing Career - Inter-county
... came to prominence on the inter-county scene in the mid-1990s as a member of the Cork junior team ... arrival on the scene coincided with one of the bleakest spells in Cork hurling ... This acted as a launch-pad for Cork and McCormack collected his first senior Munster title in 1999 ...
Cork - Organizations
... Cork GAA Ye Antient Order of Noble Corks, a masonic order, also known as "The Cork" Cork City F.C ...
Neil Ronan - Playing Career - Minor & Under-21
... talent at club level brought him to the attention of the Cork inter-county selectors ... Ronan later joined the Cork minor hurling team, however, he enjoyed little success in this grade ... In 1998 Ronan was a fringe player on the Cork under-21 team ...
... Killeagh is a small village located in east County Cork, Ireland ... It is approximately 32 kilometres from Cork city, 10 kilometres west of Youghal and 14 kilometres east of Midleton and is situated on the N25 National Primary route ...

More definitions of "cork":

  • (noun): A port city in southern Ireland.
  • (verb): Close a bottle with a cork.
    Synonyms: cork up
  • (noun): Outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles etc..
  • (verb): Stuff with cork.
    Example: "The baseball player stuffed his bat with cork to make it lighter"
  • (noun): (botany) outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead cells.
    Synonyms: phellem
  • (noun): The plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle).

Famous quotes containing the word cork:

    When Prince William [later King William IV] was at Cork in 1787, an old officer ... dined with him, and happened to say he had been forty years in the service. The Prince with a sneer asked what he had learnt in those forty years. The old gentleman justly offended, said, “Sir, I have learnt, when I am no longer fit to fight, to make as good a retreat as I can” —and walked out of the room.
    Horace Walpole (1717–1797)

    Without the Empire we should be tossed like a cork in the cross current of world politics. It is at once our sword and our shield.
    William Morris Hughes (1864–1952)

    I think I owe my life to cork soles.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)