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Throughout the days, I see parades of people carrying coxcomb and marigolds to decorate altars and graves.
Respectable people said of Disraeli, as they said of Byron, that he was an adventurer, a coxcomb, impudent, a fop, disreputable, scandalous.
Time poverty of Morris Townsend, Catherine's suitor, is not what troubles Doctor Sloper, but rather his recognition in this young seducer of a hypocrite and a coxcomb.
Sir Loins and rumps of beef offend my eyes, Pleas'd with frogs fricasseed, and coxcomb pies: Dishes I chuse though little, yet genteel Snails the first course, and Peepers [chicken embryos] crown the meal.
He put himself in the character of the coxcomb, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, a role he had played in Twelfth Night.
Art critic John Ruskin declared the price pretentious: "I have never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face
Ruskin published a monthly manifesto with an untranslatable title, Fors Clavigera, in which he declared that he had "seen, and heard, much of cockney impudence before now; but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face.
Was the real John even now bound and gagged in the cellar of some seedy Dublin pub, while this interloping coxcomb strolled the winner's enclosure modestly accepting compliments and even-perish the thought-dreaming of the moment when the lovely Georgina herself would plant a hero-worshipping peck on his unworthy cheek?
He causes Hotspur to bring fort a colorful new second-order character: the "popinjay," fop, or coxcomb, who arrives at Holmedon to demand Percy's prisoners and whose every trait is designed to illuminate the speaker in whose discourse he lives.
The veins and breccias contain coxcomb quartz with iron oxides and/or pyrite, and adjacent wall rocks have been argillized, silicified, and k-feldspathized.
They carried bouquets of antique hydrangeas with roses, miniature calla lilies, alstromeria, and lime green hypericum berries, all accented with wax flowers and coxcomb.
Three English King Lear Pericles Christopher Brothers COSTUMES green apparel, Prologue a Clowne a Clowne, green ivy attired like with bride's garland, Fame, "Turkes coxcomb, mad apparel like high-collared habits," apparel for the spring, black gown, Pope, Edgar (grimy P's wet comered cap, cardinals, a face, apparel, black cloak, Venetian Jew, blanketed cloak, Lucifer, angel Will Kempe, loins, fishing net in white, a Harlequin, knotted with P's Clowne, 3 H's wife, hair), rusty armor painted coats "English Lear's storm entangled, [devils?