- n. Plural form of peafowl.
“Common peafowls are considered sacred in many parts of India, where they have become so tame that they are essentially domesticated.”
“But I can not see why he should love me, who am to the court-ladies as a thrush to peafowls.”
“They kept the peafowls for good luck, young mistress.”
“Mr. Reese had a big flock of peafowls dat had belonged to Mr. Scott and I had to take care of dem.”
“Dere was all sorts of meat to choose f'um at weddin 'dinners -- turkeys, geese, chickens, peafowls, and guineas, not to mention good old ham and other meats.”
“Removes: -- 3 roast turkeys, 1 leveret, 3 pheasants, 2 geese, 2 dishes of partridges, 1 dish of wild fowl, 2 peafowls.”
“When it was goin 'to rain them old peafowls set up a big holler.”
“I never knew rain to fail after them peafowls started their racket.”
“Most all of 'em had droves of chickens, geese, and turkeys, and on our place there were lots of peafowls.”
“Having retired to a hermitage, where he was engaged in prayer, and being surrounded by a number of peafowls, with which bird the country abounds, an idolater who happened to be passing, and did not perceive the holy man, shot an arrow at a peacock, which struck St. Thomas in the side.”
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