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1 2/14 - That's NOT a V'Day Word! on Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:58 am

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pigsney

\ PIGZ-nee \  , noun;

1.
Obsolete . a darling.

2.
Obsolete . an eye.


Origin:
Pigsney  comes from the Middle English term piggesnye  meaning literally "pig's eye." The term entered English in the mid-1300s.




Quotes:
Why didst thou not take me away before her, seeing for me to live, without her, is but to languish? Ah! Badebec, Badebec, my minion, my dear heart, my pigsney , my duck, my honey, my little coney…
-- François Rabelais, The Works of Francis Rabelais , translated by Thomas Urquhart, 1653
As I believe, the pigsney  of his heart, / Know he's in health, and what's more, full of glee...
-- Philip Massinger, The Picture , 1630

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