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Poyning’s Law

or Statute of Drogheda (pron. Droʹhe-dah). An Act of Parliament made in Ireland in 1495 (10 Henry VII., chap. 22), declaring all general statutes hitherto made in England to be in force in Ireland also. It received its name from Sir Edward Poyning, Lieutenant of Ireland at the time.

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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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Potwallopers
Poult, a young turkey. Pullet
Pound
Pound of Flesh
Poundtext (Peter)
Pourceaugnac (Monsieur de) (pron. Poor-sone-yak)
Poussin
Pouting Place of Princes (The)
Poverty … Love
Powder
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Præmonstratensian Monks
Præmunire
Pragmatic Sanction
Prairie Fever (The)
Prating Sophists
Prayer-book Parade
Praying-wheels
Pre-Adamites
Pre-Raphaelites