Definition of Turncocks
1. turncock [n] - See also: turncock
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turncocks
Literary usage of Turncocks
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Calendar of Ancient Records of Dublin: In the Possession of the Municipal by Dublin (Ireland), Rosa Mulholland Gilbert, John Francis Weldrick (1907)
"We ordered that the several collectors and turncocks employed by them should ... We ordered that each collector should keep two turncocks able and capable ..."
2. The Statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland [1807-1868/69] by Great Britain, George Kettilby Rickards (1816)
"... or turncocks to fuch Company or Companies, to give Notice in Writing to the Surveyor or Surveyors of the faid ..."
3. Calendar of Ancient Records of Dublin: In the Possession of the Municipal by Dublin (Ireland), Rosa Mulholland Gilbert, John Francis Weldrick (1905)
"... praying to be appointed one of the turncocks of this city, in the room of Anthony Reynolds, deceased : Whereupon it was ordered, that the petitioner be ..."