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Prendre un Rat par la Queue

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To pick a pocket. This proverb is very old—it was popular in the reign of Louis XIII.

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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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Preceptor
Précieuses Ridicules (in Molière’s comedy so called)
Preciosa
Precious Stones
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Prelate
Preliminary Canter (A)
Premier Pas
Premonstratensian
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