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- adj. Like, or in the style of, a coxcomb.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Befitting or indicating a coxcomb; like a coxcomb; foppish; conceited.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like or characteristic of a coxcomb; conceited; foppish.
He had whiskers — all jockeys should have whiskers — but he had what I did not like, and what no genuine jockey should have, a moustache, which looks coxcombical and Frenchified — but most things have terribly changed since
We dare not contemplate an Atlantis, a scheme out of which our coxcombical moral sense is for a little transitory ease excluded.
Without her warrant it would have been coxcombical to believe it But the belief made her altogether sacred in his eyes, and he vowed a thousand times that no word or tone of his should ever offend that angel delicacy and tenderness.
A coxcombical young lord came up to me one evening after the
He found installed in the house a personage whom he describes as tall, fair, noisy, coxcombical, flat-faced, flat-souled.
He had whiskers -- all jockeys should have whiskers -- but he had what I did not like, and what no genuine jockey should have, a moustache, which looks coxcombical and Frenchified -- but most things have terribly changed since
They meet some Prussian crimps, and escape them by help of a coxcombical but not wholly objectionable Austrian Count Hoditz and the better (Prussian) Trenck.
He translated the late and coxcombical but not uninteresting Greek prose romance of _Hysminias and
Camillo now tosses a perfumed handkerchief under his nose, and inhales the coxcombical incense of the idea that he will do all without Camilla's aid, to surprise her; thereby teaching her to know him to be somewhat a hero.
He left the place, carrying away an image of the coxcombical attitudinizing of the man Morsfield at the salut, upon which he brought down his powers of burlesque.
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