Yes, I was thinking what a popinjay I should look in a cocked hat.
That it has given a peacock's strut to the popinjay Anthony Woodville.
"Then will they miss seeing a man, and not a popinjay," I retorted.
Am I to be shot at like a popinjay at a fair, by any reaver or outlaw that seeks a mark for his bow?
You should see the figure you cut with that popinjay in your arms.
I'll be shot if you shall have an invitation to Lancaster Park, you popinjay!
Then will they miss seeing a man, and not a popinjay, I retorted.
Taylor, the water poet, mentions the Popinjay at Ewell, in 1636.
Two only of those who followed in order succeeded in hitting the popinjay.
But the popinjay could not sing, and had no invitation to stay.