from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as peak-goose.


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  • He will not, trust me, have to deal in my person with a sottish, dunsical Amphitryon, nor with a silly witless Argus, for all his hundred spectacles, nor yet with the cowardly meacock Acrisius, the simple goose-cap Lycus of Thebes, the doting blockhead Agenor, the phlegmatic pea-goose

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Chapman, Cotgrave and others it appears as ‘pea-goose’.] {163} The mistake is far earlier; long before Cowper wrote the sound suggested first this sense, and then this spelling.

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