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 Peckham.Peculiar. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Peck’sniff.
 
A canting hypocrite, who speaks homilies of morality, does the most heartless things “as a duty to society,” and forgives wrong-doing in nobody but himself. (Dickens: Martin Chuzzlewit.)   1
 


 Peckham.Peculiar. 

 
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