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  • noun Plural form of coquet.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of coquet.


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  • “Sharárif” plur. of Shurráfah = crenelles or battlements; mostly trefoil-shaped; remparts coquets which a six-pounder would crumble.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Often a man coquets with a dozen women and obtains none.

    A Marriage Contract

  • She smiled upon him from the maternal height of the coquette who is a year or two older than the man she coquets with.

    Despair's Last Journey

  • Now, just now, he darts into my room, coquets with my basket of flowers, "a kiss, a touch, and then away."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 32, June, 1860

  • I have omitted no exertion to prevent him and them from sinking to that level, to which the meretricious French faction, his Grace at least coquets with, omit no exertion to reduce both.

    Paras. 20-39

  • The bachelors and male coquets of the Tahitians and French, with a sprinkling of all the foreigners in Papeete, the officers and crews of the war-ship Zélée and sailing vessels, smoked and endeavored to segregate vahines who appealed to them.

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.

  • All artists are androgynous; in Chopin the feminine often prevails, but it must be noted that this quality is a distinguishing sign of masculine lyric genius, for when he unbends, coquets and makes graceful confessions or whimpers in lyric loveliness at fate, then his mother's sex peeps out, a picture of the capricious, beautiful tyrannical Polish woman.

    Chopin : the Man and His Music

  • Babes in the Wood _en croupe_; and the bewitchingest Queen of Hearts coquets the Great Panjandrum himself "with the little round button at top" -- a land, in short, of the most kindly and light-hearted fancies, of the freshest and breeziest and healthiest types -- which is the land of

    De Libris: Prose and Verse

  • (Reads.) "No doubt he talks against Socialism; no doubt he coquets with Christianity; but it is by these very means that he has become so expert a seducer of men's opinions-which was his aim all along."

    Three Dramas

  • For Nature, in this lace-work, displays at times a sympathy with humanity, -- especially womanity, -- and coquets and flirts with it, as becomes the subject, in a manner which is merrily awful.

    The Gypsies


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