from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete plural of pease.


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  • a "peason," however small, if it did not come out of a tin can, would be an acceptable offering to your friend.

    Le Petit Nord or, Annals of a Labrador Harbour

  • While I would love it if the whole world could prosper together, I am not going to support policies that openly reduce the wealth of the working/middle-class of the US no matter how much wealthier an unemployed auto worker is compared to a peason in Laos.

    Matthew Yglesias » Unemployment By Education

  • The seeds of these trees are as big as peason, and are blacke, and somewhat flat, and not round; they sowe them in plowed ground, where they grow in the fields in great abundance in many countries in Persia, and diuers other regions.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • The carver of fish must see to peason and furmety, the tail and the liver; you must look if there be a salt porpos or sole, turrentine, and do after the form of venison; _baked herring_, lay it whole on the trencher, then white herring in a dish, open it by the back, pick out the bones and the row, and see there be mustard.

    The accomplisht cook or, The art & mystery of cookery

  • _All is but a iest, all daft, all not worth two peason:

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • "The soyle along the coast is not deep of earth, but bringing forth abundantly peason small, peason which our countrymen have sowen have come up faire, of which our Generall had a present acceptable for the rarenesse, being the first fruits coming up by art and industrie in that desolate and dishabited land."

    Le Petit Nord or, Annals of a Labrador Harbour

  • These are all built wth an arch or pent house beyond ye shops, some of wch are supported by pillars like a peason, wch is paved wth brick and stone for ye drye walking of ye Company in raine; Else they walke wth out wch is a Clay and sand mixt together.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • There is no place be it neuer so little, but it bath some trees (yea albeit it be sandie) or else is full of wilde corne, that hath an eare like vnto Rie: the corne is like oates, and smal peason as thicke as if they had bene sowen and plowed, white and red Roses, with many other flouers of very sweet and pleasant smell.

    Great Epochs in American History, Volume I. Voyages Of Discovery And Early Explorations: 1000 A.D.-1682

  • The brown baker shall inowe make and bake wheat bread as it cometh ground from the mill, without any boulting of the same; also horse bread of clean beans and peason; and also bread called household bread, for the which they shall take for every bushel kneading bringing home 1 penny; but they shall bake no white bread of any assise, neither of their own, neither of none other men's, to sell.

    Froude's Essays in Literature and History With Introduction by Hilaire Belloc

  • In my remember, the sky of my home town is often yellow cular and the smoke smill always near the peason.

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