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- adj. Having a topknot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Adorned with bows and topknots.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of a bird or animal) having a usually ornamental tuft or process on the head; often used in combination
He had sudden visions of the giant kender incarcerated in the Haven jail, with most of his torso and his topknotted head and shoulders sticking up through the hole they would have to cut in the roof.
Tasslehoff sang out, skipping around the dazed innkeeper like a topknotted fiend.
He tried it on the Purple Crackles that flew in the fields by the blackberry bushes; the little Gold Finches that swayed on the grasses; and the topknotted Kingbirds on the telegraph wires overhead.
All the farmyard life was wonderful there, -- bantams, speckled and topknotted; Friesland hens, with their feathers all turned the wrong way; Guinea fowls that flew and screamed and dropped their pretty spotted feathers; pouter pigeons and a tame magpie; nay, a goat, and a wonderful brindled dog, half mastiff, half bulldog, as large as a lion.
While he lay thus, meditating upon his blessings, little brown cottontails would shyly frolic through the yard; a covey of white-topknotted blue quail would run past, in single file, twenty yards away; a _paisano_ bird, out hunting for tarantulas, would hop upon the fence and salute him with sweeping flourishes of its long tail.
There are topknotted canaries, and it is a singular fact, that, if two topknotted birds are matched, the young, instead of having very fine topknots, are generally bald, or even have a wound on their heads. [
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