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  • n. Plural form of chanticleer.

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Examples

  • Redneck hippies who converse with chanticleers ought to come away with a healthy respect for America.

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  • Children are only led to accept the one after their delectation over the other: let us take care lest our readers skip both; and so let us bring them on quickly — our wolves and lambs, our foxes and lions, our roaring donkeys, our billing ringdoves, our motherly partlets, and crowing chanticleers.

    The Newcomes

  • Other chanticleers sounded their alarms; a colt whistled in a paddock and his mother neighed softly from her stall; a cow lowed; then, sweet and clear as a mountain stream, broke forth the whistle of a wild bird in the marsh.

    Cap'n Abe, Storekeeper

  • The chanticleers on the finials surrounding the court symbolize the dawn of Christianity.

    The Architecture and Landscape Gardening of the Exposition A Pictorial Survey of the Most Beautiful Achitectural Compositions of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition

  • The low of cattle, the bleating of sheep, the crowing of chanticleers, the cackling of hens, the gobble of turkeys, the multitudinous songs of the birds enveloped him in a sort of musical atmosphere.

    The Redemption of David Corson

  • The chanticleers on the finials surrounding the court symbolize the Christian Era.

    The Jewel City

  • Such a paper as the London "Times," having nothing higher than avaricious commerce and national pride to consult, in a conspicuous centre of affairs has thus become the great weathercock of the world, splendidly gilded, lifted very high in the air, but, like some other stupid chanticleers, crowing at false signals of the dawn, and well called the "Times," as in its columns nothing eternal was ever evinced.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 74, December, 1863

  • The far, faint echoes of the chanticleers died into distance, -- the crashing of the branches grew nearer.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 31, May, 1860

  • At early morning came the chorus of the chanticleers.

    The Great White Tribe in Filipinia

  • "Courage, chanticleers!" he shouted -- "comrades all," and, advancing towards the table, gave Staupitz a lusty slap on the back, while Passepoil, following nervously behind him, whispered beneath his breath and behind his lifted hand a timid "Greeting, gentlemen," which was hardly audible in the buzz of voices.

    The Duke's Motto A Melodrama

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