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(Anglo-Saxon, lige, a falsehood.)

Father of lies. Satan (John viii. 44).

The greatest lie. The four P’s (a Palmer, a Pardoner, a Poticary, and a Pedlar) disputed as to which could tell the greatest lie. The Palmer said he had never seen a woman out of patience; whereupon the other three P’s threw up the sponge, saying such a falsehood could not possibly be outdone. (Heywood: The Four P’s.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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