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Pompey

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A generic name for a black footman, as Abigail used to be of a lady’s maid. Moll or Molly is a cook; Betty, a housemaid; Sambo, a blackbuttons;” etc. One of Hood’s jokes for a list of library books was, Pompeii; or, Memoirs of a Black Footman, by Sir W. Gill. (Sir W. Gell wrote a book on Pompeii.) Pompey is also a common name for a dog.

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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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Polycraticon
Polydamás
Polydore
Polypheme
Poma Alcinoo Dare
Pomatum
Pommard (French)
Pommel
Pomona
Pompadour
Pompey
Pompey’s Pillar
Pompilia
Pongo
Ponocratēs
Pons Asinorum
Pontefract Cakes
Pontiff
Pontius Pilate’s Body-Guard
Pony (A)
Poona