I replaced my mole-skin cap, saluted the popinjays, and marched forward.
They have no real spontaneity; they are all cowards and popinjays.
It serves as a trap to catch duchesses, a device for putting salt on the tails of the popinjays of fashion.
The king hath dressed them like popinjays; they drink overmuch, dice, and run after the maids, but otherwise are well-behaved.
In the intervals, angels seated on faldstool thrones, and bearing stars; also two popinjays.
Twenge bore “Silver a fesse gules between three popinjays (or parrots) vert.”
I am pleased to see that you have brought me soldiers instead of the popinjays and dandies which I have heretofore seen.
And there they find merchandises, and of popinjays, as great plenty as men find here of geese.
They have plenty of birds of the same kind with those at Calicut, but the popinjays or parrots are more beautiful.
It also occurs in the arms of Curzon: "Argent, on a bend sable three popinjays or, collared gules."