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This letter is a rude outline of a man’s mouth, the upright being the neck. In Hebrew it is called pe (the mouth).

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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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Oz. (for ounce)
P [alliterative]
P.C. (patres conscripti)
P., P.P., P.P.P. (in music)
P.P.C. (pour prendre conge)
P.S. (post-scriptum)
P’s and Q’s
Pabana (The) or Peacock Dance
Pacific Ocean (The)
Packing a Jury

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