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
The purple peafowl, wholly overmastered
By the red morning, droop with weary cries;
No stroke they make to slay that gliding snake
Who creeps for shelter underneath the eyes
Of their spread jewelries!
"Grisma; Or The Season Of Heat" by Edwin Arnold
A wild male Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristata), commonly known as a peacock, fans its spectacular train.
An investigation is under way in Rolling Hills Estates into the deaths of five peafowl , two of which were shot with plastic pellets.
It's because, for several years, they've been badgered about peafowl in a small area of Martinez.