As vintage years go, 1776 turned out to be a corker. But it very nearly wasn't, as a historian shows
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... He also said people don't remember Sosa for the 2003 corking incident. I say it will be featured prominently in Sosa's obituary. I know: It's only sports. ...
to open a bottle by pulling out its cork (= cylindrical piece of soft wood used to close it):
"Who's for some more wine?" asked Polly, uncorking another bottle.
corkage fee 開瓶費
Splendid; fine: a corking party.
Used as an intensive: a corking good story.
- One that corks bottles, for example.
- Slang. A remarkable or astounding person or thing.