2017年7月4日 星期二

cocker, corking, uncork, corkage fee

As vintage years go, 1776 turned out to be a corker. But it very nearly wasn't, as a historian shows


New York City has its own protest French Fry:
"Protesting income inequality and skyrocketing commercial rents, an uptown Manhattan restaurant announced a 'Gentrification in Progress Sale' featuring a single French fry for $8.99 and an $11.99 corkage fee for sodas."



Spitball talk cheats Sox series
Chicago Tribune - Chicago,IL,USA
... 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. ...





uncork
verb [T]
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
  1. While a restaurant may allow you to bring your own wine, it is up to them to decide the fee they want to charge you to do so. While many places charge a corkage fee in the ballpark of $20-$40, the fee can often be much more, which is why it's good to ask.Aug 7, 2014
cocking
adj.

Splendid; fine: a corking party.
adv.
Used as an intensive: a corking good story.
[From CORKER.]


cocker

n.
  1. One that corks bottles, for example.
  2. Slang. A remarkable or astounding person or thing.

noun
  1. 1.
    an excellent or astonishing person or thing.
    "it was the season's first goal, and a corker"
adjective
NZ
  1. 1.
    very good; excellent.
    "a corker little stove with bandy legs"


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