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Cockles of the Heart

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To warm the cockles of one’s heart,” said of good wine. (Latin, cochleœ cordis, the ventricles of the heart.)

“Fibræ quidem rectis hisce exterioribus in dextro ventriculo proxime subjectæ oblique dextrorsum ascendentes in basim cordis terminantur, et spirali suo ambitu helicem sive cochleam satis apte referunt.”—Lower: Tractatus de Corde, p. 25. (1669.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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