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coquette

any hummingbird of the genus Lophornis, esp the crested Brazilian species L. magnifica
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While their relatively young ages and positioning by the camera may be seen as constructing them as innocent and vulnerable (see Kress & van Leeuwen, 2006), tilts of the head and flirtatious glancing through eyelashes simultaneously depict them as coquettishly provocative (Walkerdine, 1999).
An elegant knee length shift is the ideal shape to show off your figure but keep your shoulders and legs coquettishly covered up.
I only followed how delicately, coquettishly, bashfully, bewilderingly she opened her mouth, flooding the entire room, since she is a native Russian, with her perfect pronunciation, her enunciation of ts ** and faultlessly articulated sounds and Nachschlagvokal, the same thing with which Dzurnik the lecturer had tormented us to exhaustion in our phonetics and phonology class, Ivan Stepanovich.
But it isn't all knights in shining armor and damsels winking coquettishly.
After exactly one second Alfredo coolly saunters on, nonchalantly hands me his hat and spies the lovely Violetta, coquettishly fanning herself downstage.
There are representations of this scene by artists including Jean Mignon, Veronese and Brueghel, depicting various stages of the tale, some with women coquettishly trying to cover themselves up and some with Actaeon transforming into a stag.
She spat and, reaching in her jersey, adjusted her sports bra coquettishly, and I think it was that combination of tomboyishness and femininity that immediately hooked me.
And noting the external barricades imposed upon this flow by the occurrences in the bathhouse--as well as his resulting internal persecution by incomprehensible forces--he tried coquettishly to hide this new flaw in his metaphysical mirror.
Just as well, as audaciously camp fashion correspondents, who spend their time pouting coquettishly and tossing their heads like Are You Being Served's Mr Humphries with a fly on his nose, tended to attract a great deal of suspicion, and more than the occasional prison sentence, in the Edwardian era.
The object of his affection is the blonde, pert peasant girl with icicle arms in The Light Has Frozen Over, whose bonneted head is tilted coquettishly toward him--or skeptically, it's hard to tell.
Gottlieb turns and her glance catches him looking, she smiles coquettishly.
They liked to chew its twigs and use its leaves to perfume the shea butter with which they oiled their skins, and if I brought them some from home, they would giggle coquettishly at me and give me "nkate-cake" (peanut cakes).