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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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Figures obtained by the Daily Post also show there were no recorded cases of illegal cockling at the fishery last year.
There is no more time to be lost, otherwise, in 10 years, there will be no cockles and no cockling industry.
Cockling is not illegal for personal use in the UK.
In the 2012 season cockling on the Dee Estuary brought a whopping PS3m to the local economy, but that figure slumped by an estimated PS2.
Since the cockling beds were made a free-for-all the area has resembled an industrial processing plant.
The lucrative cockling season was due to open on July 1, but following a drop in numbers it was decided to close the beds for the whole of the year.
THREE men have been arrested for alleged illegal cockling on the River Dee.
Rob Farrell, from Liverpool, who visits the Leasowe coastline, slammed the illegal cockling activity.
PEOPLE caught illegally cockling in the Dee Estuary, and the partner of one of them who helped transport the cockles away, were handed heavy fines and costs yesterday.
Police said the Leasowe sands were generally firm and the returning tide could be escaped at a walking pace but dangers associated with cockling still remain.