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 Par’ricide (3 syl.).Parsees 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Parrot-coal.
 
A name given to anthracite because of the crackling or chattering noise it makes when burnt.   1
 


 Par’ricide (3 syl.).Parsees 

 
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