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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2011-04-08 14:16:24

From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 428

Beak and Call

I see that variations on “beck and call” have been numerous but I think this a new one:

This is another proof of the manner in which the “non-partisan Police; ’ as the Tammany Republicans describe them, are utterly at the beak and call of the

As it is situated in the heart of the temple town, all the facilities are available at your beak and call

You metal/high gain guys have Marshall, Peavey, and tons of boutique makers at you beak and call.

and more, among the many puns about parakeets and other birds.

The image of baby birds opening their beaks and calling might be something to do with this.

On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.



#2 2011-04-08 17:20:54

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1561

Re: Beak and Call

With the rise of texting, being at someone’s peck and call takes on new resonance.

Yahoo questions
How do women want to be treated?
At their peck and call, tender, loving, caring, protective, feeding now and then,—they will love you and like.

When friends go toxic
Someone who wants you to always be at your their every pecking call.



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