Cork

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Definition

cork, a cork: a thick, light bark used as stoppers for bottles; an object which seals or protects bottles of wine
noun

Put a cork in it! (slang): Shut up! Shut your mouth!
idiom

Examples

  • "It isn't just wine lovers who are left with an unpleasant taste in the mouth: environmentalists claim that the falling demand for cork is leading to large-scale deforestation."
  • "But with cork's drop in popularity, Mediterranean cork forests, rich in wildlife, are being cut down to make way for less sustainable land uses, such as cattle farming."
  • "But with cork's drop in popularity, Mediterranean cork forests, rich in wildlife, are being cut down to make way for less sustainable land uses, such as cattle farming."
  • "If the answer is 'yes' to either of these questions, I strongly advise you to buy bottles that are sealed with genuine cork!"
  • "Cork is a renewable resource: its trees are not killed when the cork is taken."
  • "I will be sticking to my real corks, and I urge you to do the same!"
  • "A recent study has shown that 2.2% of screw-cap bottles - metal stoppers which replace real corks - contain high sulphur levels, resulting in a smell of rotten eggs."
  • "Not the cork, your aftershave."
  • "Put a cork in it! An opinion piece by Lord Alfred Windebottom"

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