Conan O'Brien "would be happier" off the peacock network, a source tells the New York Post.
The Ant and the peacock is about two disagreements between Darwin and Wallace: altruism and sexual selection.
Never having seen or heard a peacock, she unhesitatingly circled the ad, seized, as if by instinct, and passed it to her mother.
I wear a floppy bonnet with peacock feathers and whisper Hail Marys under my breath until noon, when I break for snacks.
The street style set is known to peacock at fashion shows and accept free gifts.
What, said peacock, to become a clergyman, with your ideas of the faith?
"Yet they will not listen to me," said Purpurpurati the peacock.
peacock says she wrote good letters, but apparently interested people had sagacity enough to mislay them in time.
"They'd say anything," said Hoodie the Crow, keeping behind the peacock's tail.
Why, a Pythagorean would have eaten a peacock sooner than one of us would have injured a robin.
c.1300, poucock, from Middle English po "peacock" + coc (see cock (n.)).
Po is from Old English pawa "peafowl" (cock or hen), from Latin pavo (genitive pavonis), which, with Greek taos said to be ultimately from Tamil tokei (but perhaps is imitative; Latin represented the peacock's sound as paupulo).
The Latin word also is the source of Old High German pfawo, German Pfau, Dutch pauw, Old Church Slavonic pavu. Used as the type of a vainglorious person from late 14c. Its flesh superstitiously was believed to be incorruptible (even St. Augustine credits this). "When he sees his feet, he screams wildly, thinking that they are not in keeping with the rest of his body." [Epiphanus]
(Heb. tuk, apparently borrowed from the Tamil tokei). This bird is indigenous to India. It was brought to Solomon by his ships from Tarshish (1 Kings 10:22; 2 Chr. 9:21), which in this case was probably a district on the Malabar coast of India, or in Ceylon. The word so rendered in Job 39:13 literally means wild, tumultuous crying, and properly denotes the female ostrich (q.v.).