A cock "proper" is generally represented of the kind which in farmyard phraseology is known as a gamecock (Fig. 468).
He is a gamecock, and, in fighting trim, There are not many birds that equal him.
Even with the gamecock pedigrees of famous strains were formerly kept, and extended back for a century.
Also for the Princess' brother, while he is still a gamecock, to do likewise.
There was a kind of gamecock called Cornish Game that was fairly manshaped.
But he was cheerful as could be, as proud as Punch, and as chirpy as a gamecock.
The signature at the bottom of each was the familiar scrawl of Java's gamecock governor.
The gamecock himself, it will be noted, has an oddly Gladstonian glance.
In truth, Grim had rather fairly described him as a gamecock.
He will keep up his threep like a gamecock till he dies with it in his last crow.