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cockles of (one's) heart

The deepest part of oneself. Often used in the phrase "warmed the cockles of (one's) heart." Thank you so much—your kind words really warmed the cockles of my heart.
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warm the cockles of someone's heart

Fig. to make someone feel warm and happy. It warms the cockles of my heart to hear you say that. Hearing that old song again warmed the cockles of her heart.
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warm the cockles of your heart

  (old-fashioned)
if something you see or hear warms the cockles of your heart, it makes you feel happy because it shows that people can be good and kind It's an old-fashioned romance that will warm the cockles of your heart.
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warm the cockles of one's heart

Gratify one, make one feel good, as in It warms the cockles of my heart to see them getting along so well. This expression uses a corruption of the Latin name for the heart's ventricles, cochleae cordis. [Second half of 1600s]
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cockles of (one's) heart

One's innermost feelings: The valentine warmed the cockles of my heart.
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We will continue to work hard to control activities such as over-cropping and illegal cockling as well as to improve our understanding of the natural fluctuations of the cockle populations in the Dee estuary, all of which are important factors in ensuring we have a sustainable future for the Dee estuary cockle beds.
Cockling in the Dee Estuary was worth about PS700,000 to the local economy in 2013, compared to a whopping PS3m in 2012.
Illegal cockling threatens this balance and damages the livelihoods of the 53 licenced cocklers who make a living from the beds.
She was certainly willing to take the benefits of the cockling, living the good life.
Surveys showed that cockle numbers were down last year so tighter rules were introduced on the number of days cockling allowed and the amount that could be taken on any single day.
While a speedy halt has been brought to cockling on Teesside, it's important that we get to the bottom of this situation.
There has been a 12-tonne restriction in place over the summer cockling season, which began on July 1, but Mr Marland said it was unlikely the pickers would get near that target.
n Information on the dangers of cockling to be distributed by schools and youth groups.
Cockling on the Dee Estuary last year was worth about PS700,000 to the local economy, compared to a whopping PS3m in 2012.
Mr Marland, whose other job is to maintain all the buoyancy aids on the Dee for the EA, said: "It means my name won't continue to be associated with cockling on the Dee once I go.
She has been involved in cockling since she was a teenager, is 50, but looks 35 and her skin naturally shines.
They want more patrols around the cockle beds and information on the dangers of cockling to be distributed by schools and youth groups.
FLINTSHIRE'S growing cockle industry got a boost yesterday as the Environment Agency Wales said it would issue three new apprentice licences for the 2010 cockling season on the Dee Estuary.
Under cross-examination by John Bromley-Davenport QC, defending Lin Liang Ren, the witness was asked if she had been back cockling since the tragedy.
Jim Andrews, chief executive of the North Western and North Wales Sea Fisheries Committee, said no permit scheme for cockling operated in the area where the arrests were made.