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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cock up your Head [foot, etc.].
 
Lift up, turn up your head or foot. The allusion is to cocking hay, i.e. lifting it into small heaps or into the haycart. (See COCK OF HAY.)   1
 


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