Definitions starting with P

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[OED, characterized by loyal affection; now rare or arch.] adj. (of animals) gentle: 1963 These cows wouldn't hurt nobody. They is very pious creatures (Coffman 82). (Andros, Inagua)

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Last update: 2010-11-19 22:53
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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