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  • n. Plural form of coxcomb.

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Examples

  • The rustics, on their side, resisted these privileged lackeys and called them "coxcombs" and "Parisians," sometimes accompanying these remarks with the most expressive blows.

    Gerfaut — Complete

  • "coxcombs" and "Parisians," sometimes accompanying these remarks with the most expressive blows.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • Old maids are prim'd — the coxcombs cough perfume,

    The Age Reviewed

  • And people say that those are young Parisian coxcombs in disguise.

    The Metamorphosis, in The Penal Colony,and Other Stories

  • Sometimes I thought, quite smugly, that Sire Galan would have cut a swath through these coxcombs, with his wit and his sword.

    Wildfire

  • “Never, while there are empty-pated coxcombs at each corner to keep it warm.”

    The Abbot

  • He was, in short, one of those respectable links that connect the coxcombs of the present day with those of the last age, and could compare, in his own experience, the follies of both.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • These impatient coxcombs think that all men, like themselves, are miserable, save when in saddle and stirrup.

    Quentin Durward

  • Do not listen to the vain coxcombs who flutter about every young woman, that is considered the fashion.

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • But though the embroidery of his conversation was different, the groundwork was the same, and the high-flown and ornate compliments with which the gallant knight of the sixteenth century inter-larded his conversation, were as much the offspring of egotism and self-conceit, as the jargon of the coxcombs of our own days.

    The Monastery

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