Socket bolt(Mach.), a bolt that passes through a thimble that is placed between the parts connected by the bolt.Socket chisel. Same as Framing chisel. See under Framing.Socket pipe, a pipe with an expansion at one end to receive the end of a connecting pipe.Socket pole, a pole armed with iron fixed on by means of a socket, and used to propel boats, etc. [U.S.] — Socket wrench, a wrench consisting of a socket at the end of a shank or rod, for turning a nut, bolthead, etc., in a narrow or deep recess.

(Sock"et*ed) a. Having a socket. Dawkins.

(Sock"less), a. Destitute of socks or shoes. B. & Fl.

(Sock"y) a. Wet; soaky. [Prov. Eng.]

(So"cle) n. [F., fr. L. socculus, dim. of soccus. See Sock a covering for the foot. Cf. Zocco.] (Arch.) (a) A plain block or plinth forming a low pedestal; any base; especially, the base of a statue, column, or the like. See Plinth. (b) A plain face or plinth at the lower part of a wall. Oxf. Gloss.

(Soc"man) n.; pl. Socmen [See Socage.] (O. Eng. Law) One who holds lands or tenements by socage; a socager. Cowell.

(Soc"man*ry) n. (O.E. Law) Tenure by socage.

(Soc"ome) n. [AS. socen, socn, searching, or the right of searching, the lord's court. See Soc.] (O.Eng. Law) A custom of tenants to grind corn at the lord's mill. Cowell.

(Soc"o*trine) a. Of or pertaining to Socotra, an island in the Indian Ocean, on the east coast of Africa.n. A native or inhabitant of Socotra.

(So*crat"ic So*crat"ic*al) a. [L. Socraticus, Gr. .] Of or pertaining to Socrates, the Grecian sage and teacher. (b. c. 469-399), or to his manner of teaching and philosophizing.

The Socratic method of reasoning and instruction was by a series of questions leading the one to whom they were addressed to perceive and admit what was true or false in doctrine, or right or wrong in conduct.

(So*crat"ic*al*ly), adv. In the Socratic method.

(Soc"ra*tism) n. The philosophy or the method of Socrates.

(Soc"ra*tist) n. A disciple or follower of Socrates.

(Sod) n. (Zoöl.) The rock dove. [Prov. Eng.]

(Sod), obs. imp. of Seethe.

2. (Angling) A combination of two hooks which close upon each other, by means of a spring, as soon as the fish bites. [U. S.]

(Sock"et) n. [OE. soket, a dim. through OF. fr. L. soccus. See Sock a covering for the foot.]

1. An opening into which anything is fitted; any hollow thing or place which receives and holds something else; as, the sockets of the teeth.

His eyeballs in their hollow sockets sink.

2. Especially, the hollow tube or place in which a candle is fixed in the candlestick.

And in the sockets oily bubbles dance.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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