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cock

A common slang term for penis.
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Just then, in the middle of all his brooding, the narrator hears the crow of Signor Beneventano and experiences an instant change in temperament: "What a triumphant thanksgiving of a cock-crow! 'Glory be to God in the highest!' It says those words as plain as ever cock did in this world" (45).
The reference to "the first cock-crow" in the poem beginning "My father's life" suggests betrayal (abandonment) and the resulting sense of guilt which the voluntary exile feels.