In fifteenth- and sixteenth-century France, sots appearing with bells and baubles in patched motley with coxcombs
and asses' ears on hoods capered in the sortie, or fool's play.
A rhyme reads: "Sir Fopling Flutter through his glass/Inspects the ladies as they pass/Yet still the coxcomb
lacks the wit/To guard against the bailiff''s writ.
TheDailyReview ROD STEWART, Birmingham NIA WITH the gold lam jacket and platinum highlights in that trademark blond coxcomb
he looks less Denis Law and more Barry Manilow these days.
his bike: hair standing up like wind in a coxcomb
, sternum like a
boxing it out with the offender,' is the tenet of a coxcomb
Soto y Gama actually called Lombardo Toledano a mequetrefe, which translates roughly to a coxcomb
or a jackanapes.
And now an airy Coxcomb
trips alone, With gogle-Eyne he gazeth all about, Gaping and wond'ring at the female throng.
It makes sense therefore when, running dementedly around Dover, Lear has essentially taken his Fool's place, coxcomb
Baiting Whistler in a rebuke aimed at The Falling Rocket, John Ruskin complained: "I have seen, and heard, much of Cockney impudence before now; but never expected to hear a coxcomb
ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face" (qtd.
The one LIF play that might be cited in support of Visser is John Caryll's Sir Salomon, or The Cautious Coxcomb
The argument is supported by a discussion of the exploration of social tensions about status in a number of plays produced by the company, including Eastward Ho, by Chapman, Jonson, and Marston; Middleton's Your Five Gallants; Beaumont's The Knight of the Burning Pestle; and Beaumont and Fletcher's The Coxcomb
I was very impressed when I saw that the new logo includes a representation of Florence Nightingale's coxcomb
He botches it in the end and wins a bloody coxcomb
Most of them are freshly repainted and cared for, and each is beautifully decorated with coxcomb
flowers (a type of red-flowering amaranth) and crosses of huge marigolds.
In every day usage, it is a derogatory reference to one too particular about his dressing and appearance, a fop or coxcomb