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Peter

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Great Peter. A bell in York Minster, weighing 10 3/4 tons, and hung in 1845.

Rob Peter to pay Paul. (See Robbing.)

St. Peter. Patron saint of fishers and fishmongers, being himself a fisherman.

St. Peter, in Christian art, is represented as an old man, bald, but with a flowing beard; he is usually dressed in a white mantle and blue tunic, and holds in his hand a book or scroll. His peculiar symbols are the keys, and a sword, the instrument of his martyrdom.

He has got St. Peter’s fingersi.e. the fingers of a thief. The allusion is to the fish caught by St. Peter with a piece of money in its mouth. They say that a thief has a fish-hook on every finger.

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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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Person (Latin, persona, a mask; personwtus, one who wears a mask, an actor)
Persona Grata (Latin)
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Peru
Peruvian Bark
Peruke or Periwig
Pescecola
Pessimist
Petard
Petaud
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Peter-pence
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Peter Porcupine
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Peter of Provence
Peter the Great
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