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  • n. Alternative form of cock-a-leekie.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A favorite soup in Scotland, made from a capon highly seasoned, and boiled with leeks and prunes; -- called also cocky-leeky.


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  • Anyone who stockpiled their vodka collection ahead of yesterday’s savage increases in alcohol duties will probably be feeling a little rough this morning; and so too will Alastair Darling, I suspect, even if he carried on drinking tap water through the evening, as he did at the despatch box, and confined himself to a bowl of thin cockaleekie for his supper.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • A tinker’s bann and a barrow to boil his billy for Gipsy Lee; a cartridge of cockaleekie soup for Chummy the Guardsman; for sulky Pen-der’s acid nephew delto ‹ d drops, curiously strong; a cough and

    Finnegans Wake


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  • A Scottish soup made from bird corpses and leeks.

    December 27, 2007