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Pigeon

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Pígeon. n.s. [pigeon, Fr.] A fowl bred in cots or a small house: in some places called a dovecote.

This fellow picks up wit as pigeons peas. Shakesp.

A turtle, dove, and a young pigeon. Gen. xv. 9.

Perceiving that the pigeon had lost a piece of her tail, through the next opening of the rocks rowing with all their might, they passed safe, only the end of their poop was bruised. Raleigh.

Fix'd in the mast, the feather'd weapon stands,
The fearful pigeon flutters in her bands.
Dryden.

See the cupola of St. Paul's covered with both sexes, like the outside of a pigeon-house. Addison's Guardian.

This building was design'd a model,
Or of a pigeon-house or oven,
To bake one loaf, or keep one dove in.
Swift.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Dryden, John (788) · The Bible - Genesis (48) · Shakespeare's Love's Labours Lost (33) · Raleigh, Walter (68) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Pigeon." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 2, 2011. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=8405.


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