Talk:warm the cockles of someone's heart

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That a cockle is a bivalve mollusk having a rounded or heart-shaped ribbed shell alludes to the heart. The four chambers of a human heart might be described as being of multiple cockles. The word cockle is also used for "wrinkle." So, one could conceive a warming of the cockles of one's heart to mean bringing emotional warmth to the heart's embodiment or to its wrinkles, creases, or folds. --Ditrt 06:58, 9 August 2009 (UTC)