Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Twins of opposite sex, boy and girl: so called because pigeons lay two eggs which normally hatch a pair of birds, a male and a female.

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Examples

  • So he said to himself, This pigeon-pair eateth of the fruit of the date tree and I have no means of getting at it; but needs must I find some fashion of tricking them.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So he said to himself, "This pigeon-pair eateth of the fruit of the date tree and I have no means of getting at it; but needs must I find some fashion of tricking them.

    Arabian nights. English

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