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weathercock

a weather vane in the form of a cock
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weathercock

A Weathervane in the shape of a rooster.
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With the St Gwyddelan's weathercock are Mervyn Foulkes, Mrs Awel Davies, Rev Terrence Bryan, Delyth Headley and Len Gethin
I find both these men are intelligent on the subject of predicting the weather - but years ago my late uncle used to tell me if you want to know what tomorrow will be like just look at the direction that the weathercock is pointing.
Trainer Carl Llewellyn has his Lambourn string in fine fettle with Too Forward's win at Wetherby on Saturday the latest success for the Weathercock House handler and Dempsey can provide him with a second high-profile victory in just four days.
So Carl Llewellyn, who only took over from Mark Pitman at Weathercock House two weeks ago, had to pinch himself after he got up in the last stride to land the Gala Casinos Daily Record-sponsored showpiece at Ayr.
GLEN DUNCAN Weathercock (Scribner, pounds 10) DUNCAN has been much praised and this strange, disturbing novel certainly has impressive moments of literary fireworks.
The 8 ft-cross was replaced yesterday with an exact copy and at the same time the newly-gilded original weathercock was returned to the steeple.
Official campaigning began Tuesday for South Korea's June 13 local elections, which are being widely viewed as a weathercock for the December presidential election.
Beside it sat the twin of my herald, a stone bookend from Kildare and no more able to speak or take wing than a weathercock. His closed eyes told me, "Look inside," but I ached to see him blaze again and say aloud how change could shake me to a shining.
MARK PITMAN hasn't been slow in finding his feet after taking over his from his mother at the historic Weathercock House stables.
she was here once before / this time a friend comes too, a weathercock the manchild at the comer piano, coppery as a tobacco leaf, pulling sweetness out of it, like taffy / his voice too lyrics he's written himself / his brown luster glance / the pull between her legs, flowing out concentric circles, a stone dropped in a lake ...
Field also wrote two comedies, A Woman Is a Weathercock (1612) and Amends for Ladies (1618), and he collaborated with Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher and with Philip Massinger on other plays.
This vision gave way to another which time had made clearer, and he saw before him the red-tiled roof of the infants' school where proudly perched the golden weathercock with arrogant head, flamboyant tail.