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  • I am as yet unable to locate printed sources of adverbs based upon the adjectives pavonian or pavonine.

    April 27, 2011

  • pavonian

    April 27, 2011

  • Thanks, marky!

    April 27, 2011

  • great word, hernesheir.

    April 27, 2011

  • For a time, peacockishly absorbed in the exhibition of his splendours, no sooner had the gorgeous savage suffered his eyes to stray round the room, than he noticed beside the rectangular Englishwoman whose deportment would have done honour to the stiffest farthingale bequeathed to posterity by the pencil of Velasquez, one of the most pleasing specimens of English beauty he had yet beheld;--pure of complexion as became a face that no fervid sunshine had ever visited, and natural in demeanour as became one content to please and unambitious to conquer;--Lucy Hecksworth, in short, richer in the possession of such attractions than of her thousands a-year. -- Catherine Grace F. Gore, Peers and Parvenus, Vol. III. London, Henry Colburn, Publisher, 1846, p. 16.

    April 27, 2011