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Sam liked to wear fancy necklaces, the flashier the better, and strut and preen like Marlene Dietrich in “The Blue Angel.”
The stones and metal rattle inEach dry and withering ear, As lackadaisical they loll,And preen themselves, and peer.
I saw him rise from his chair; I saw the astounded look of old Deborah Preen when she came in with his supper ale in a jug.
The nurse wore a scared face; Deborah Preen, wringing her hands, burst out sobbing.
Softly, calmly, with the purest joy he sang, pausing at the end of every few bars to preen and call.
ROOF AND MEADOWDALLAS LORE SHARP
He was a very polished prince, and when he had eaten his dinner he turned round to the lady and sought a preen to pyke his teeth.
SPARE HOURSJOHN BROWN
Betty glanced up and saw the sharp eyes of Miss Preen turning in their direction.
Doris, now is the psychological moment, as Miss Preen would say, for springing our find.
Presently the duck flew in, sat down beside the old fury, and began to preen her feathers with her beak.
POLISH FAIRY TALESA. J. GLINSKI
Preen your feathers, and stretch the Birds' nest a trifle, if you please, and let Uncle Jack in for the holidays.
THE BIRD'S CHRISTMAS CAROLKATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN

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oligopolynoun | [ol-i-gop-uh-lee ]SEE DEFINITION