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Corker   /kˈɔrkər/   Listen

(dated slang) a remarkable or excellent thing or person.
A machine that is used to put corks in bottles.

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"Corker" Quotes from Famous Books

... told me that "Dick" had taken him to his house and read to him "A bully short story," adding, "It's a corker." ...
— Tales From Bohemia • Robert Neilson Stephens

... reply. "But it is aye done for all that. Then there's that ither chiel—I think he's on the Local Government Board or something. He's a corker, wi' a face like yin o' they pented cupids that the lasses send to the young men on picture postcards. Look at his nice wee baby's mooth, an' the smile on it too. It wad dazzle a hungry crocodile lookin' for its denner. His e'en are aye brighter than ony I ever saw—an' ...
— The Underworld - The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner • James C. Welsh

... to be a corker!" was the reply. "It's one of the worst I've ever seen. It's sweeping right up the valley. It'll be here in ...
— Tom Swift Among The Diamond Makers - or The Secret of Phantom Mountain • Victor Appleton

... dispense with my popularity. I was only a boy, and on the previous evening the captain of the Checkers Club, to whom I looked up with an almost worshipping reverence, had slapped me on the back and told me that I was a corker. I felt that nothing could be excessive payment for such an honor. That night I gave a party at which orange phosphate flowed like water. It was the ...
— A Wodehouse Miscellany - Articles & Stories • P. G. Wodehouse

... of telling him that? His Highness knew what a corker Bob was without being told. Much better tell him what had happened at Seaver Bay, what the detectives said, and whether Lola ...
— Walter and the Wireless • Sara Ware Bassett

... my claim," said Ralph Addington, "to that peachy one—the golden blonde—the one with the blue wings, the one who tried to stand on the bough. That girl's a corker. I can tell her kind of pirate craft as ...
— Angel Island • Inez Haynes Gillmore

... to the rock, one hand clasped in Peggy's. Also, it is to be noted that, when the song was over, and Peggy made an exceptionally clean and graceful dive off the rock, Phil exclaimed, "Jove! that was a corker!" to which John Ferrers replied, "Yes; the sweetest contralto ...
— The Merryweathers • Laura E. Richards

Words linked to "Corker" :   vernacular, slang, subject matter, argot, patois, cork, message, jargon, substance, content, cant, machine, lingo

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