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Looking for a pie’s nest (French). Looking for something you are not likely to find. (See below.)

He is in the pie’s nest (French). In a fix, in great doubt, in a quandary. The pie places her nest out of reach, and fortifies it with thorny sticks, leaving only a small aperture just large enough to admit her body. She generally sits with her head towards the hole, watching against intruders.

“Je mʹen vay chercher un grand peut-estre. Il est au nid de la pie.”—Rabelais.

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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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Pickwick (Mr. Samuel)
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Picts
Picts Houses
Picture
Picture Bible
Picture Galleries
Pictures
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Pie Corner (London)
Pie Poudre
Piebald
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