Definition of Coxcombries
1. coxcombry [n] - See also: coxcombry
Lexicographical Neighbors of Coxcombries
Literary usage of Coxcombries
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Lord Beaconsfield: A Biography by Thomas Power O'Connor (1905)
"They are quite unlike the vapid, cool coxcombries of an English dandy ; they are picturesque, wild, and out- rageous; and as the bodily Disraeli used to be ..."
2. Notes on Nursing: What it Is, and what it is Not by Florence Nightingale (1912)
"But how much more extraordinary is it that, whereas what we might call the coxcombries of education—eg, the elements of astronomy—are now taught to every ..."
3. Works by Manuel Márquez Sterling, William Makepeace Thackeray, Leslie Stephen, Louise Stanage (1899)
"... and the delightful coxcombries of Mr. Chalon. I have found out a proper task for that gentleman, and hereby propose that he should illustrate Coningsby. ..."
4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"... at five o'clock ; lit hie own fire, unil shaved and dressed with great deliberation ; for he was a very martinet in all but the mere coxcombries of the ..."
5. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Sir Leslie Stephen (1899)
"... those still more graceful and poetical by Mr. Thorburn, and the delightful coxcombries of Mr. Chalon. I have found out a proper task for that gentleman, ..."