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 Panyer Stone (The).Papa, Father. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pap.
 
He gives pap with a hatchet. He does or says a kind thing in a very brusque and ungracious manner. The Spartan children were fed by the point of a sword, and the Teuton children with hatchets, or instruments so called—probably of the doll type. “Ursus,” in Victor Hugo’s novel of “L’Homme qui Rit,” gives “pap with a hatchet.”   1
 


 Panyer Stone (The).Papa, Father. 

 
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