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  • The word peat has its roots in the Old Celtic root word pett - meaning piece in reference to a piece of peat that had been cut from a bog.

    Peat

  • On the 28th, with Neil, four oarsmen, and Charles Edward Stuart disg uised in pett the British throne - and with that glib assurance she and her prince parted comp any.

    Isle of Skye

  • Now it was that our interview became truly interefting: feated pett-mell amid the aihes of their fire, we feemed mutually fiitisfied with each other.

    Voyages and TRavels in All Parts of the World

  • \pett ` piece '(by semantic change the word has assumed the meaning of ` broken pieces' of decayed vegetable matter found in bogs); pibroch from Gaelic piobaireachd

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol II No 2

  • He came hei-e, and asked from the Senate a recompenpe for the trouble he had, and expences he was at, in promoting their hst peace with the Algerines;]) articularly the pripe of a ring be gave the Dey*s brother, which the InfiEmta of Spain gave: he did not succeed, and went away in a pett.

    Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century: Comprizing Biographical Memoirs of William Bowyer ...

  • Deinde ifle Epifcopus pett - tionem fuam coram jadice hoc modo protulit: Reyerendo Domino Jonae Archiepi - fcopo: Eg; o Arnas Epifcopus Skalholteniis Sighvatum filium Hilfdanis coram Deo fic Vobis podulo, qvod templum Sandi Nicolai Oddenfe (ibi Tuisąre fratribus, qvoad.

    Finni Johannæi ... Historia ecclesiastica Islandiæ [ed. by J. Finnsson].

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