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    Default a cock / rooster crowing

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    2. a sound like that of a cock / rooster crowing
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    Do the words cock and rooster act as adjectives here?
    Because I'd expect it should be like this:
    a sound like that of a cock's / rooster's crowing
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    Default Re: a cock / rooster crowing

    Quote Originally Posted by tanyushka View Post
    Do the words cock and rooster act as adjectives here?
    No. a sound like that of a cock/rooster (which is) crowing.
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