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fighting cock

noun
  1. a gamecock.
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Examples from the Web for fighting cock

Historical Examples

  • Bathe your feet in the creek, and then you'll feel as fit as a fighting-cock.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service

  • Ezrall mix you an egg-nog that will make you feel like a fighting-cock.

    Cursed

    George Allan England

  • I don't know which of her doves has turned out a fighting-cock.

  • He was half disposed to be pugnacious, but even a fighting-cock could hardly have quarrelled with Leonore in this vein.

    Leonore Stubbs

    L. B. Walford

  • Fortunately for him, the weasel had no idea whatever of a fighting-cock's method of warfare.

    The Secret Trails

    Charles G. D. Roberts


British Dictionary definitions for fighting cock

fighting cock

noun
  1. another name for gamecock
  2. a pugnacious person
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