He studied her face with mocking eyes, and his mouth twisted into a humorless smile.
I think you would enjoy hearing the mocking-birds sing.
Sasha bowed his head in a mocking show of respect.
Carmen met his mocking gaze.
Then added, in a mocking voice, 'We were intimate, and all our old love came flowing back!'
Unless these ideals are mocking visions, man has a right to expect the continuance of his life for its completion.
Carmen met a playful mocking gaze that reminded her of Alex.
It was as if he was mocking her.
I crossed my fingers, hoping my mocking his speech would remain undetected.
The words were mocking rather than encouraging.
"So he wasn't the second," Kris said, ignoring her mocking reference to his former lover, Jade.
Her whole body deflated at his mocking tone.
Was he mocking her, or did he think she was naive enough to believe his outrageous flattery?
Dolokhov looked round but did not say anything, nor did the mocking smile on his lips change.
Like many other singing birds it is, in the wild state, a mocking-bird, having been heard to imitate the song of the nightingale, the crowing of a cock, and even the cackling of a hen.
The name mocking-bird, or more frequently mock-nightingale, is in England occasionally given to some of the warblers (q.v.), especially the blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla), and the sedge-bird (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus).
The mocking-bird is the principal song bird and it and the lark-sparrow are common throughout the state.
It is the home of the southern fox-squirrel, Cotton rat, ricefield rat, wood rat, free-tailed bat, mocking bird, painted bunting, prothonotary warbler, red-cockaded woodpecker, chuckwills-widow, and the swallow-tailed and Mississippi kites.
The only interruption came in the mocking encouragement of Elijah (1 Kings xviii.
Of Christianity he always spoke in the mocking tone of the "enlightened" philosophers, regarding it as the invention of priests; but it is noteworthy that after the Seven Years' War, the trials of which steadied his character, he sought to strengthen the church for the sake of its elevating moral influence.
Gamble's quail, bob-white, grouse, English pheasants and wild turkeys are the most important game birds, and the mocking-bird is common throughout south-western New Mexico.
Llewelyn's head was brought to Edward at Conway Castle, who ordered it to be exhibited in the capital, surrounded by a wreath of ivy, in mocking allusion to an ancient Cymric prophecy concerning a Welsh prince being crowned in London.
Its animal life is in the main distinguished in species only from that of the Upper Sonoran belt, including among birds, the desert sparrow, desert thrasher, mocking-bird, hooded oriole; and among mammals small nocturnal species of kangaroo rats, pocket mice, mice and bats.
" Even the style of Paul," Schmiedel assures us, " is plainly imitated in a mocking way."
According to this view, not only life but thought are functions of the animal system, in which man excels all other animals as to height of organization: but beyond this, man embodies an immaterial and immortal spiritual principle which no lower creature possesses, and which makes the resemblance of the apes to him but a mocking simulance.
Song birds are numerous and of many varieties; among them are thrushes, mocking birds, blue birds, robins, wrens, chickadees, warblers, vireos, sparrows, bobolinks (reed birds or rice birds), meadow larks and orioles.
Odin's brethren (in Gylfi's Mocking) are Vile and Ve, who with him slew Ymir the giant, and made all things out of the fragments of his body.
Among game-birds there are a few wild turkeys, wild geese and bob-white (locally " partridge "), and greater numbers of grouse and various ducks; among song-birds the robin, bluebird and mocking-bird are common; and there are also woodpeckers, whippoorwills, blackbirds, hawks, owls, crows and buzzards.
At this everyone in the Throne Room suddenly became quiet, and the kitten continued, in a calm, mocking tone of voice:
Ah, here they are--the mixed metaphors mocking and strutting about before me, pointing to the bull in the china shop assailed by hailstones and the bugbears with pale looks, an unanalyzed species!
Perhaps the mocking bird is singing them to sleep.
The mocking bird does not live in the cold north.
Lady Meath said she would like to see your flowers, and hear the mocking-birds sing.
And he looked at Pierre with a mocking, challenging expression.
His laugh was low, and she could imagine his mocking expression.
Maybe that was why his response lacked the usual mocking humor.
He smiled knowingly, his eyes mocking her.
He glanced back, his eyes mocking her.
Those eyes would be mocking her, or maybe filled with fear.
"But you sense depravity and weakness," she said in a mocking tone she hoped was similar to his.
Even his voice held a mocking note.
She stared up into mocking eyes that were twinkling with humor.
"It is so," he said, mocking his father's accent.
Among a great variety of song-birds the mocking-bird is prominent; the parakeet is found in the southern part of the state.
Among the song-birds are the mocking-bird, the Carolina wren and the cardinal grosbeak (or red bird); there are plenty of quail or " bob white " (called partridge in the South).
MOCKING-BIRD, or Mock-Bird (as W.
Mimus polyglottus, the northern mocking-bird, inhabits the southern part of the United States, being in the north only a summer visitant; it breeds rarely in New England, is seldom found north of the 38th parallel, and migrates to the south in winter, passing that season in the Gulf States and Mexico.
Audubon states that the mocking-birds which are resident all the year round in Louisiana attack their travelled brethren on the return of the latter from the north in autumn.
The mocking-bird is moreover of familiar habits, haunting the neighbourhood of houses, and is therefore a general favourite.
It has a much wider range on the American continent than the mocking-bird, and is one of the few species that are resident in Bermuda, while on more than one occasion it is said to have appeared in Europe.
Noteworthy in the animal life of the lower Sonoran and tropic region are a variety of snakes and lizards, desert rats and mice; and, among birds, the cactus wren, desert thrasher, desert sparrow, Texas night-hawk, mocking-bird and ground cuckoo or road runner (Geococcyx Californianus).
The art of poetry stood to the Icelanders in lieu of music; scarcely any prominent man but knew how to turn a mocking or laudatory stanza, and down to the fall of the commonwealth the accomplishment was in high request.
One brief spring, musical with the song of robin and mocking-bird, one summer rich in fruit and roses, one autumn of gold and crimson sped by and left their gifts at the feet of an eager, delighted child.
The same inquisitive, challenging, and rather mocking eyes still looked at him.
He chuckled and she glanced up into his mocking gaze.
He shook his head, his dark eyes mocking hers.
"How does that feel?" he asked in the same mocking tone she used.
Red-headed and red-bellied woodpeckers, orchard orioles, yellowwinged sparrows, the cardinal, the blue grosbeak, the Carolina wren and the mocking-bird are characteristic of the lower elevations.
The Cuban mocking-bird is a wonderful songster.