peacock


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Related to peacock: Pavo cristatus

peacock

see peafowl.
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Mademoiselle was walking in the shade of the garden, and your son disappeared in pursuit of the peacock.
At last we have something definite," said Athos; "let us go to the Peacock.
I and my peacock have something to do on the other side, as well as yourself.
She's no better than a peacock, as 'ud strut about on the wall and spread its tail when the sun shone if all the folks i' the parish was dying: there's nothing seems to give her a turn i' th' inside, not even when we thought Totty had tumbled into the pit.
Ere Mor the Peacock flutters, ere the Monkey People cry, Ere Chil the Kite swoops down a furlong sheer, Through the Jungle very softly flits a shadow and a sigh-- He is Fear, O Little Hunter, he is Fear!
Challenger struts about like a prize peacock, and Summerlee is silent, but still sceptical.
She was clad in a somewhat strange garb of peacock green and peacock blue satins, that gleamed like blue and green metals, such as delight children and aesthetes, and her heavy, hot brown hair framed one of those magic faces which are dangerous to all men, but especially to boys and to men growing grey.
There is the vanity of the peacock and the vanity of the eagle.
The green curtains with their peacock design, hung in straight lines, and the green carpet, in the pattern of which pale rabbits frolicked among leafy trees, suggested the influence of William Morris.
In '76, we granted you, to the great displeasure of our nobility, armorial bearings of a thousand colors, which give you the breast of a peacock.
Peacock, whose practice he had paid something to enter on, had not been their doctor (Mrs.
An' you, Em, look more highfalutin' than a peacock," he replied.