Rather than preen about whether he could win, Christie considered whether he should win.
An endless stream of 2012 presidential wannabes will preen for adoring fans and plentiful cameras.
Hot pink takes the preen by Thornton Bregazzi runway in London.
This is not the first time Palin has attempted to sun and preen herself in the heat of a Thatcherite sun.
A few moments to preen and promenade for the cameras following months of planning and fitting, hours of hair and makeup.
A penny hain'd's a penny clear, and a preen a-day's a groat a-year.
He that winna lout and lift a preen will ne'er be worth a groat.
Mrs. preen, a thin woman, under the middle height, poured out the coffee.
And Mr. preen only answered by looking at her and shutting down the window.
Whenever Mr. preen wanted letters copied, he called upon her to do it.
"to trim, to dress up," late 14c., perhaps a variation of Middle English proynen, proinen "trim the feather with the beak" (see prune (v.)); or perhaps from Old French poroindre "anoint before," and Old French proignier "round off, prune." Middle English prene (from Old English preon, a general Germanic word) meant "to pin," and probably influenced the form of this word. Watkins, however, connects it with Latin unguere "to smear, anoint."
Because of the popularity of falconry, bird activities formerly were more closely observed and words for them were more precise in English than today.
Youre hawke proynith and not pikith and she prenyth not bot whan she begynnyth at hir leggys, and fetcheth moystour like oyle at hir taill. ["Book of St. Albans," 1486]