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coquette

any hummingbird of the genus Lophornis, esp the crested Brazilian species L. magnifica
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"Do promise, do promise, Vasili!" cried Anna Mikhaylovna as he went, with the smile of a coquettish girl, which at one time probably came naturally to her, but was now very ill-suited to her careworn face.
He remembered the other pair of challenging blue ones that had darted coquettish glances through half-dropped lids, shot arrowy beams from under archly lifted brows, and said gravely, "Don't form yourself on her, Rebecca; clover blossoms that grow in the fields beside Sunnybrook mustn't be tied in the same bouquet with gaudy sunflowers; they are too sweet and fragrant and wholesome."
Across the floor Maggie sailed like a coquettish yacht convoyed by a stately cruiser.
In defiance of conventual rules, and the edicts of popes and councils, the sleeves of this dignitary were lined and turned up with rich furs, his mantle secured at the throat with a golden clasp, and the whole dress proper to his order as much refined upon and ornamented, as that of a quaker beauty of the present day, who, while she retains the garb and costume of her sect continues to give to its simplicity, by the choice of materials and the mode of disposing them, a certain air of coquettish attraction, savouring but too much of the vanities of the world.
The Lady Henrietta followed the usual progress of pretty women, particularly coquettish women; she passed from caprice to contradiction; -- the gallant had undergone the caprice, the courtier must bend beneath the contradictory humor.
She is the most beautiful of dusky Dianas [Diana = goddess of the woods] and the belle of the Piccaninnies, coquettish [flirting], cold and amorous [loving] by turns; there is not a brave who would not have the wayward thing to wife, but she staves off the altar with a hatchet.
One of the finalists of the 2001 Cardiff Singer competition, Ekaterina Semenchuk, gave us a sprightly but not too coquettish Olga, while Linda Ormiston poured herself into the role of the nursemaid Filipyevna.
In his enthusiastically received bio-ballet, Kudelka, the troupe's artist-in-residence, deftly describes the duality of his central character with help from Santo Loquasto's two-part set: A dressing room is the dancer's retreat; it is here that she powders her nose, fidgets with her costume, and plays coquettish hostess to a long line of gentleman callers, all of whom want a piece of her tulle.
On the menu are some dancing policemen, a team of blind cricketers, the world's shortest bodybuilder and a troupe of coquettish dancing girls, who turn out on closer inspection to be fellas in drag.
The coquettish phrasing Rattle shaped in the adagio's muted capriciousness was just one example here.
On the same night, Marcello is reunited with his coquettish sweetheart, Musetta, and for several months the two couples live happily together before tragedy strikes.
The Special One appears to have used England's interest purely to flush out an approach from a top European club the way a coquettish young woman would flirt with an unwanted suitor to stir jealousy in the true object of her desire, the tramp.