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Pithos

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A large jar to keep wine or oil in. Winckelmann has engraved a copy of a curious bas-relief representing Diogĕnēs occupying a pithos and holding conversation with Alexander the Great. (Greek pithos, a large wine jar.)

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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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Pistol
Pistols
Pistris, Pistrix, Pristis, or Pristrix
Pit-a-pat
Pitch
Pitch and Pay
Pitch into Him
Pitcher
Pitchers
Pithos
Pitri (plur. Pitaras)
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