Popinjay sentence example

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  • The royal company of archers of Kilwinning - dating, it is said, as far back as 1488 - meet every July to shoot at the popinjay.

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  • The old English "Popinjay" and the old French Papegaut have almost passed out of use, but the German Papagei and generally to a large and very natural group of birds, which for more than a score of centuries have attracted attention, not only from their gaudy plumage, but, at first and chiefly, it would seem, from the readiness with which many of them learn to imitate the sounds they hear, repeating the words and even phrases of human speech with a fidelity that is often astonishing.

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  • I am pretty sure I'm a drink-soaked popinjay myself, and formerly many things of a disreputable nature.

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