strutting


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See, the inspector is strutting just below us in the smithy.
Rising at five o'clock next morning, I took a walk about the village: none of the houses were strolling about to-day, but it was early for them yet, perhaps: and then amused myself by lounging in a kind of farm-yard behind the tavern, of which the leading features were, a strange jumble of rough sheds for stables; a rude colonnade, built as a cool place of summer resort; a deep well; a great earthen mound for keeping vegetables in, in winter time; and a pigeon-house, whose little apertures looked, as they do in all pigeon-houses, very much too small for the admission of the plump and swelling-breasted birds who were strutting about it, though they tried to get in never so hard.
There were dull pigs too, turning up the ground in search of dainty food, and grunting their monotonous grumblings as they prowled about, or crossed each other in their quest; plump pigeons skimming round the roof or strutting on the eaves; and ducks and geese, far more graceful in their own conceit, waddling awkwardly about the edges of the pond or sailing glibly on its surface.
He pledged to recreate the advert if friends helped him raise PS1000 and the video of the strapping 37-year-old strutting his stuff in red sky-high size-11s became an online sensation.
You can use Papa Strut as a 2-D decoy, or you can take advantage of its two-piece design and quickly and quietly turn it into a life-size 3-D strutting tom.
Males were recorded while strutting during spring 2001 and 2002.