What does the word peacock mean?

Usage examples for peacock

  1. You may quarter me if wasn't knocked off my feet when I recognized the identical peacock of a sea- captain we had pulled out of Castle Yard along with you, and offered a commission in the Royal Navy. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  2. It was now close on nine o'clock, and she had to order the dinner, see that she had sufficient money for her expenses, choose a bonnet for travelling in, and look after half- a- dozen other important trifles before setting out to catch the railway omnibus at the Peacock. – Austin and His Friends by Frederic H. Balfour
  3. Mexican water- jars, bearing peacock feathers, screened Mr. Benton's two favorite places for scratching matches. – Polly Oliver's Problem by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin