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Pump

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To sift, to extract information by indirect questions. In allusion to pumping up water.

“But pump not me for politics.”


Otway.

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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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