Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A turkey-cock.
“And by he would sail, as red in the face as a bubbly-jock, swelling his neck over his stock more largely than ever, and swinging his rattan by its tassel or whacking with it on his calves, satisfied once more to have put this merchant-body in his own place.”
“Sit down, sir; sit down, if it please you, "he said more sternly, the scowl that gave him the _gruamach_ reputation coming on his face;" sit down, if it please you, and instead of ruffling up like the bubbly-jock over words, tell me, if you can, how to save a reputation from the gutter.”
“The bubbly-jock, drumming and scraping and sidling ever nearer to the Captain's naked knees, finally with great outcry flew straight at the affronting kilts.”
“With her kerchief she flipped into submission the haughty bubbly-jock and drew her father out of the steading.”
“I heard him so addressed with a certain amount of awe, expecting an explosion of bubbly-jock displeasure.”
“Look at that vain bubbly-jock there, Papa," cried Moira, "he loves to have me notice him.”
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