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  • n. Plural form of philopena.


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  • Steve came in and teased the girls and begged them to eat philopenas with him.

    A Little Girl in Old New York

  • Bessie knew all the miserable catalogue of expedients resorted to by her mother to extort money from her victims; cards, chess, bets, philopenas, loans she never intended to pay, and which she accepted as gifts the instant the offer was made, and when these failed, pitiful tales of scanty means and pressing needs, an invalid husband at home, and a daughter who must be supported.

    Bessie's Fortune A Novel


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