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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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Five of the two-man canoes cast off for the coast on a mission that would earn them the nickname the Cockleshell Heroes - the forerunners of today's Special Boat Service.
The men were immortalised in the 1955 film the Cockleshell Heroes.
GUERNSEY: The cockleshell motifs are interesting and seem to play into that regenerative idea as well.
Sergeant Ewart was one of the famous Cockleshell Heroes, whose mission was so daring that it was made into a 1955 film starring Anthony Newley and Christopher Lee.
George says: ``In 1982 we were invited over to Blanquefort,near Bordeaux,for a ceremony in honour of my brother and the rest of the Cockleshell heroes.
Cockleshells imported from Norfolk have drawn in almost 100 new residents to a fledgling Teesside nature reserve.
Path surfaces are laid with what is easily acquired locally: bricks in clay areas, flints in chalky regions, quarry waste in the mountains and shingle or cockleshells on the coast.
Lieutenant Colonel Steve Richards, responsible for Royal Marines recruiting, said: "This commemorative event is widely supported by the serving corps of Royal Marines, as the courage of the Cockleshell Heroes in 1942 demonstrates all the commando qualities we still strive for today.