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"It was a good hostel, that of the 'Pied Merlin,'" he remarked.

The music of the pied piper was still in his ears; twisting his brain.

He wanted to go out and get pied; but when I told him about his boy, he begun to cry.

We had told our two boatmen to pull us out to the Pied Witch!

The Himalayan pied kingfisher (Ceryle lugubris) is a bird as large as a crow.

He is somewhat larger than a blackbird, and pied like a magpie.

So they had to come, the arrogant Americans; they had to swarm like rats to the pied piper.

He would have fiddled the children of Hamelin away from the Pied Piper.

On its way to the standing-galley Tilbury's notice got pied.

Its pied plumage is very pretty, but its note is a melancholy one.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., as if it were the past participle of a verb form of Middle English noun pie "magpie" (see pie (n.2)), in reference to the bird's black and white plumage. Earliest use is in reference to the pyed freres, an order of friars who wore black and white. Also in pied piper (1845, in Browning's poem based on the German legend; used allusively by 1939).

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