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Petto

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In petto. In secrecy, in reserve (Italian, in the breast). The pope creates cardinals in pettoi.e. in his own mind—and keeps the appointment to himself till he thinks proper to announce it.

“Belgium, a department of France in pettoi.e. in the intention of the people.”—The Herald, 1831.

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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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Petrified
Petrobrussians or Petrobrusians
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Petruchio
Petticoat
Petticoat Government
Petticoat and Gown
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Petty Cury (Cambridge)
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Phalaris
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