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cockle

1. a dermatitis of sheep consisting of inflammatory nodules, especially on the neck and shoulders. The cause is thought to be parasitic.
2. see agrostemma.
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The NEIFC authority rushed through an emergency fisheries bylaw to put an immediate halt to the cockle-picking after receiving an anonymous tip-off.
Colin MacDolnald, chair of Penclawdd Shellfish Processing, which deals with up to six tonnes of cockles per year from the Burry Inlet, said it was no surprise cockle-picking in the area had been deemed environmentally sound.
A HUSBAND and wife were among 23 Chinese victims who died in the Morecambe Bay cockle-picking tragedy, an inquest heard yesterday.
And forget the tragic cockle-picking image of povery-stricken workers willing to risk their lives for a pittance.
THE Chinese cockle-picking tragedy killed five more people than anyone has realised.
SEVEN people were being questioned last night over the Morecambe Bay cockle-picking tragedy.
WE exclusively revealed how gangs of Chinese migrants had sparked a serious risk to the public's health by cockle-picking on Teesside.
The pounds 3m inquiry into the cockle-picking tragedy - codenamed Operation Lund - was the largest ever handled by Lancashire constabulary, with around 30 detectives working on it for almost two years.
During the seven-month trial, the court heard how cockle-picking was a hard business, populated by 'unpleasant characters'.
erimus 2010 WE WROTE: GANGS of Chinese migrants sparked a serious risk to the public's health by cockle-picking on Teesside.
The pounds 3m inquiry into the cockle-picking tragedy - code-named Operation Lund - was the largest ever handled by Lancashire constabulary, with around 30 detectives working on it for almost two years.
Thecrime boss is known to have been involved with organising the cockle-picking trade since June last year when scores of workers arrived in the area.