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coxcomb

amaranthusdeflexus, A. hybridus.
References in classic literature ?
Not at all--I never saw him; but I fancy he is very unlike his brother--silly and a great coxcomb.
By the way, Lord John, I called you a coxcomb just now, which was perhaps unduly severe.
not the contemptible clap, not the ecclesiastical crystalline, not the bourgeois coxcombs or the leguminous cauliflowers-no --no, the great pox [.
It had bright red coxcombs, shiny brown neck feathers and black and red body feathers .
Nightingale's charts would later be called roses or coxcombs.
However, like the coxcombs of Restoration comedy, the wearers of such excessively decorated clothes use their dress only to cover up for their inner insufficiency, for the lack of Nature within.
In fifteenth- and sixteenth-century France, sots appearing with bells and baubles in patched motley with coxcombs and asses' ears on hoods capered in the sortie, or fool's play.
Then there was the matter of the coxcombs, standing proudly on the plates of our fellow diners, resplendently fashionable and 'offally' in concept.
With Sue resplendent in wide skirts and Giles in breeches, they feast on eel pie, coxcombs and lashings of beer.
Giles Coren and Sue Perkins try out the cuisine of Restoration Britain in the 1660s, including such things as coxcombs eel pie and small beer.
With a bewigged Sue resplendent in wide skirts and Giles in breeches, they feast on eel pie, coxcombs and lashings of beer.