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  • noun 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

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

    Wildfire

  • 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

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