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While other animals beef up metabolism and stop growing or developing during a defensive period, hornworm caterpillars slow or stop eating but actually keep up their weight and develop a little faster in the short term.
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- An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
- A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek + -ock (“diminutive suffix”).