He looked older and more shrivelled than ever, but the paint was bright upon his cheeks, his satin surcoat and puffed breeches were fresh from the tailor's, and his hat, which he carried in his left hand, was plumed with three long crimson marabout feathers, held in a jewelled clasp.
"The Chevalier d'Auriac"
"I want to tell you all something first, and then I want to take you-to my place-to see where-the way I live-" "Yes," said Mrs. Becker, rising with a crinkling of nose and drawing her marabout boa about her, "I want to see the way you live-first.
"Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl"
You would assuredly take the marabout for the greatest fool that Africa ever produced; but if three or four thousand marabouts, well entertained at your expense, were to repeat to you the same story, what would you do?
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version""