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Pike’s Head (A)

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A pike’s head has all the parts of the crucifixion of Christ. There are the cross, three nails, and a sword distinctly recognisable. The German tradition is that when Christ was crucified all fishes dived under the waters in terror, except the pike, which, out of curiosity, lifted up its head and beheld the whole scene. (See Passion Flower.)

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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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Pigeon-English or Pigeon-talk
Pigeon-hole (A)
Pigeon-livered
Pigeon Pair
Pigg
Piggy-wiggy or Piggy-whidden
Pightel or Pightle
Pigmy
Piganey or Pigsnie
Pigwiggin
Pike’s Head (A)
Pikestaff
Pilate Voice
Pilate’s Wife
Pilatus (Mount)
Pilch
Pilcher
Pilgarlic or Pilld Garlic (A)
Pilgrim Fathers (The)
Pilgrimage
Pillar Saints

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