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Piou-piou

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An infantry soldier. This is probably a corruption of pion, a pawn or foot-soldier. Cotgrave, however, thinks the French foot-soldiers are so called from their habit of pilfering chickens, whose cry is piou piou.

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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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Pindar and the Bees
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Pindaric Verse
Pinder
Pindorus (in Jerusalem Delivered)
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