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To Milk the Pigeon (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

To Milk the Pigeon

To endeavour at impossibilities.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Milk and Water * Milling Cove

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