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  • n. Plural form of paycock.


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  • A Kerry man's boat is a ship, his cabin is a house, his shrubs are trees, his "boreen" is an avenue, and, as a native bard declares, "all his hens are paycocks."

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81.

  • "Himself and the Big Docthor walking the streets of Cluhir like two paycocks!" went on Mrs. Twomey with ever-increasing speed and fury.

    Mount Music

  • At about this time, that imposing spectacle, once described by Mrs. Twomey as "The Big Doctor and little Danny Aherne walking the streets of Cluhir like two paycocks," was vouchsafed to the town rather more frequently than was usually the case.

    Mount Music

  • Well, now, Tom was prouder nor ten paycocks, and used to take a walk down street in the heel of the evening; but some o 'the little boys had no more manners than if they were Dublin jackeens, and put out their tongues at Tom's club and Tom's goat-skin.

    Celtic Fairy Tales

  • "True for ye -- an 'more shame to them, whin they ought to be as proud as paycocks at wearin' her gracious Majesty's uniform.

    Blue Lights Hot Work in the Soudan


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