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peacock

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Verily, their spirit itself is the peacock of peacocks, and a sea of vanity!
This will be a regularly merry Christmas to me, with presents in the morning, you and letters in the afternoon, and a party at night," said Amy, as they alighted among the ruins of the old fort, and a flock of splendid peacocks came trooping about them, tamely waiting to be fed.
Laurie did not read all this while he watched her feed the peacocks, but he saw enough to satisfy and interest him, and carried away a pretty little picture of a bright-faced girl standing in the sunshine, which brought out the soft hue of her dress, the fresh color of her cheeks, the golden gloss of her hair, and made her a prominent figure in the pleasant scene.
The decorations were mostly birds and other fowl, such as peacocks, pheasants, turkeys, prairie-chickens, ducks, and geese.
And as the Tally-ho was an early coach, they had driven out to the Peacock to be on the road.
But as soon as he found that the Peacock arrangement would get him to Rugby by twelve o'clock in the day, whereas otherwise he wouldn't be there till the evening, all other plans melted away, his one absorbing aim being to become a public school-boy as fast as possible, and six hours sooner or later seeming to him of the most alarming importance.
At last we have something definite," said Athos; "let us go to the Peacock.
In six hours they reached Compiegne and alighted at the Peacock.
Wery fresh,' replied Sam; 'me and the two waiters at the Peacock has been a-pumpin' over the independent woters as supped there last night.
I and my peacock have something to do on the other side, as well as yourself.
As for the peacock, it alighted on the old dame's shoulder.
I see a man who has serious intentions, that's Levin: and I see a peacock, like this feather-head, who's only amusing himself.