weathercock


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weathervane with a vane in the form of a rooster

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They gravely rearmed themselves fromthe gun-room and trooped along at the tail of their guide, Sir Howard only pausing, in a sort of ecstasy, to point out the celebrated gilt summerhouse on which the gilt weathercock still stood crooked.
He'd shot a cockade off a hat and a weathercock off a building.
The crooked weathercock would always turn it into a joke.
The believers in the weathercock tale, having misplaced their confidence once, were not easily prevailed upon to part with it again, so they looked as wise as they could, shrugged their shoulders, touched their foreheads, and murmured something about Gabriel Grub having drunk all the Hollands, and then fallen asleep on the flat tombstone; and they affected to explain what he supposed he had witnessed in the goblin's cavern, by saying that he had seen the world, and grown wiser.
It was an important-looking village, with a fine old church and large churchyard in the heart of it, and two or three large brick-and-stone homesteads, with well-walled orchards and ornamental weathercocks, standing close upon the road, and lifting more imposing fronts than the rectory, which peeped from among the trees on the other side of the churchyard:--a village which showed at once the summits of its social life, and told the practised eye that there was no great park and manor-house in the vicinity, but that there were several chiefs in Raveloe who could farm badly quite at their ease, drawing enough money from their bad farming, in those war times, to live in a rollicking fashion, and keep a jolly Christmas, Whitsun, and Easter tide.
The 49-year-old, who is the son of dual National-winning trainer Jenny Pitman, renewed his dual licence last month and is set to have a small string of between 12 to 15 horses at Weathercock House in Upper Lambourn, where he was based for nine seasons.
The weathercock, which was prevented from rotating in the wind by rust, was removed by builder Gareth Jones of Adfa during work to repair the roof of St Gwyddelan's Church tower in Llanwyddelan, near Newtown .
He's trained by Warren Greatrex, who isn't a character from Asterix The Gaulle but an up and coming trainer who took over from Grand National winning jockey Carl Llewellyn at Weathercock Stables in Lambourn a couple of years ago.
I find both these men are intelligent on the subject of predicting the weather - but years ago my late uncle used to tell me if you want to know what tomorrow will be like just look at the direction that the weathercock is pointing.
Literally being a weathercock may have its advantages when it comes to staying financially afloat.
He reportedly has the biggest heart of any of the Weathercock House inmates so should be good enough to win the WBX.
Trainer Carl Llewellyn has his Lambourn string in fine fettle with Too Forward's win at Wetherby on Saturday the latest success for the Weathercock House handler and Dempsey can provide him with a second high-profile victory in just four days.
Llewellyn, the first trainer to also ride the winner of the race in 41runnings at Ayr, only took over from Mark Pitman as the master of Weathercock House two weeks ago.
GLEN DUNCAN Weathercock (Scribner, pounds 10) DUNCAN has been much praised and this strange, disturbing novel certainly has impressive moments of literary fireworks.