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This, however, was before I had brought the Pigeon Charmer into the car.

Pies may be made of any of these birds in the same manner as a pigeon pie.

She is not so infallible a markswoman, but that she might shoot at a crow and kill a pigeon.

Do you follow gently, and if there be a pigeon in the pot in all Germany.

The figure represents the back of the pigeon; and the direction of the knife is in the line c, b, by a, if done the last way.

Dunn took the photos from the rack and threw them into a pigeon hole.

Then from a pigeon hole in his desk he took a packet of papers and selected one.

Nigh as I could make out from his pigeon English he was tellin' me there was a cup there.

The count was spinning a pigeon English yarn of how he'd fought a duel with rapiers.

"Hasn't the pluck of a pigeon when it comes to the push," he muttered.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c. (early 13c. as a surname), from Old French pigeon "young dove" (13c.), probably from Vulgar Latin *pibionem, dissimilation from Late Latin pipionem (nominative pipio) "squab, young chirping bird" (3c.), from pipire "to peep, chirp," of imitative origin. Meaning "one easily duped" is from 1590s. Replaced culver (Old English culufre, from Vulgar Latin *columbra, from Latin columbula) and native dove.

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