I presently got a shot at a peafowl, and killed her with my rifle.
"The Rifle and The Hound in Ceylon" by Samuel White Baker
The peafowls came into the yard.
"Fifty Fabulous Fables" by Lida Brown McMurry
Old mistress had two peafowls roosted in the Colonial poplar trees.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
We had peafowl fly brushes.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
The Chinese believe that the flesh of the peafowl is poison and our servants were horrified when they learned that we intended to eat it.
"Camps and Trails in China" by Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
Us childen would kill a peafowl and they let us eat em.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume II, Arkansas Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
The villages in these parts are literally crowded with peafowl.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
You doubtless have seen and heard peafowls often enough to understand the comparison.
"The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)" by Marion Harland
The peafowl and sarus cranes are indulging in the pleasures of courtship.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
When it was goin' to rain them old peafowls set up a big holler.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
On the stroke of midnight there was a whirr of wings and nine beautiful peafowl came flying down from the sky.
"The Laughing Prince" by Parker Fillmore
Mr. Reese had a big flock of peafowls dat had belonged to Mr. Scott and I had to take care of dem.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
It is very addicted to peafowl.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
Peafowl are to be seen in certain tracts, especially in the eastern Panjab.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
Of these perhaps the longest in domestication is the peafowl.
"Domesticated Animals" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
A brilliant peacock appeared, picking his way towards them, followed by a covey of imbecile peafowl.
"A Young Man in a Hurry" by Robert W. Chambers
PEAFOWL, origin of, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
And there would be the swans, the ducks and chickens, the peafowl and the fish.
"The Valiants of Virginia" by Hallie Erminie Rives
Peafowl never go back with no answer to report, for Puss an' Monkey an' Annancy give Peafowl gold not to talk that they kill Tiger.
"Jamaican Song and Story" by Walter Jekyll
The master of ceremonies did allow them one day, however, among the peafowl.
"Wild Adventures in Wild Places" by Gordon Stables