American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A rooster.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cock: a quasi-proper name used like reynard, bruin, and other similar appellatives.
- n. A local English name of the gemmous dragonet, Callionymus draco.
- n. A rooster or cock.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A cock, so called from the clearness or loudness of his voice in crowing.
- From Old French chantecler, the proper name of the cock in Reynard the Fox. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English chauntecler, from Old French chantecler, the name of the rooster in the tale of Reynard the Fox : chanter, to sing; see chant + cler, clear; see clear. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And you rolling to bed and shouting like chanticleer, 'Sing cucu, sing cucu, cucu nu nu cucu, sing cucu, sing cucu, sing cucu, sing cucu.”
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“And chanticleer, I remember the translation service once informing us in Committee that the Welsh-speaking Chief Executive of the Wales Tourist Board had said "In Wales, it is usually p**sing down".”
“He had a couple of bedrooms adjacent to this sitting-room, and when Binnie, as brisk and rosy about the gills as chanticleer, broke out in a morning salutation, “Hush,” says the”
“In the porkers he saw carved out the future sleek side of bacon, and juicy, relishing ham; not a turkey but he beheld daintily trussed up, with its gizzard under its wing, and, peradventure, a necklace-of savory sausages; and even bright chanticleer himself lay sprawling on his back, in a side-dish, with uplifted claws, as if craving that quarter which his chivalrous spirit disdained to ask while living.”
“As I have said, I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.”
“In the porkers he saw carved out the future sleek side of bacon, and juicy relishing ham; not a turkey but he beheld daintily trussed up, with its gizzard under its wing, and, peradventure, a necklace of savory sausages; and even bright chanticleer himself lay sprawling on his back, in a side-dish, with uplifted claws, as if craving that quarter which his chivalrous spirit disdained to ask while living.”
“Looking up past creeper-grown lattice windows, Wexford noticed its fellow, a crowing chanticleer on the weather vane.”
“At any rate, that strutting chanticleer, with his two meagre wives and one wizened chicken, is a sly side fleer at the tragic aspect of the law of descent.”
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