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Synonyms for cuckoo

Synonyms for cuckoo

a man who is a stupid incompetent fool

repeat monotonously, like a cuckoo repeats his call

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Telling the story of a gay Canadian couple whose marriage is marred by violence, narrators T-Bag (Chris Craddock) and Feminem (Nathan Cuckow) argue whether the young lovers should fight back or simply move on.
Note that circumcision in adulthood is a more complex procedure than surgery upon infants because the infant's foreskin is approximately half the size of what it will be in an adult male's penis (Cuckow, Rix, & Mouriquand, 1994).
The beer industry wanted to target alcohol abusers "but Europe is a lot of different cultures, different people and we have to respect that." Like other alcoholic drink organisations, Britain's Gin and Vodka Association says the EU policy should be focussed on "harm from the irresponsible consumption of alcohol rather than alcohol itself." The association sought an inclusive report "that includes aspects like education and self-regulation, but the main thing is that it does provide evidence-based analysis," said Vivian Cuckow, assistant director.
``It was a very sweet evening; there was the cuckow (sic) and the little birds; the copses still injured, but the trees in general looked most soft and beautiful in tufts.
David Goddard and partner Nina Cuckow, both 31, told how firefighters spent over an hour tackling a blaze at their pounds 150,000 villa in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire.
In East Kilbride, David Goddard and Nina Cuckow's home caught fire after being hit by lightning.
Yet, conversely, in the Old Testament the "cuckow" is unclean, held in "abomination among fowls," alongside vultures and ravens.(2) Topsell (ca.
Fourth is Speght's 1602 edition of Chaucer's Works; rather surprisingly, Jonson singled out two poems now regarded as non-Chaucerian, The Remedie of Loue and The Cuckow and the Nightingale.
In most of his pieces, where he designs an imaginary Scene, he certainly copies it from a real Landskape: So in his Cuckow and Nightingale, the Morning walk he takes was such as at this day may be traced from his House through part of the Park, and down by the Brook into the Vale under Blenheim Castle,(m) as certainly as we may assert that Maples(m) instead of Phylireas, were the ornaments round the Bower; which Place he likewise describes in his Dream, as a white Castle standing upon a hill(o); the Scene in that Poem being laid in Woodstock Park.
The small Birds are singing--Lambs bleating, Cuckow calling--The Thrush sings by Fits, Thomas Ashburner's axe is going quietly (without passion) in the orchard--Hens are cackling, Flies humming, the women talking together at their doors--Plumb & pear trees are in Blossom, apple trees greenish the opposite woods green, the crows are cawing.