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  • n. Plural form of pilcher.

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Examples

  • Pirates, pilchers, and borrowers, make a shew of their purchases and buildings, but not of that which they have taken from others: you see not the secret fees or bribes Lawyers take of their Clients, but you shall manifestly discover the alliances they make, the honours they get for their children, and the goodly houses they build.

    Of the Institution and Education of Children. To the Ladie Diana of Foix, Countesse of Gurson.

  • His best folios "are predestined to no better end than to make winding-sheets in Lent for pilchers."

    Milton

  • "No sign o 'pilchers yet," observed Maggot, referring to the immense shoals of pilchards which visit the Cornish coasts in the autumn of each year, and form a large portion of the wealth of the county.

    Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines

  • It being there a festival day, each had something extraordinary allowed him; the choicest part of our entertainments was two pilchers, which were admired because they came from Portugal.

    A Voyage to Abyssinia

  • Come, ye Hungarian pilchers, we are once more come under the zona torrida of the forest.

    The Merry Devil

  • Pirates, pilchers, and borrowers, make a shew of their purchases and buildings, but not of that which they have taken from others: you see not the secret fees or bribes

    Literary and Philosophical Essays: French, German and Italian

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