- cock-and-bull story,
Origin of cockade
Examples from the Web for cockade
Close examination of this cockade shows it to be complete, with no traces of a center eagle ever having been added.
We are drawing near the chateau, and you might as well wear a cockade tricolor as let them hear that.
In b the figure behind Mr. Pickwick is turned into Sam by placing a cockade on his hat.Pickwickian Manners and Customs|Percy Fitzgerald
By 1802 these cockade eagles had taken the colors used for the buttons and lace of the different arms.
The cockade on the hat is the privilege abroad of ambassadors; it is bad form.The Complete Bachelor|Walter Germain
Word Origin for cockade
1709, earlier cockard (1650s), from French cocarde (16c.), fem. of cocard (Old French cocart) "foolishly proud, cocky," as a noun, "idiot, fool;" an allusive extension from coq (see cock (n.1)).