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 Pescec’ola.Petard’. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pess’imist.
 
One who fancies everything is as bad as possible. (Latin, pess’imus, the worst.)   1
 


 Pescec’ola.Petard’. 

 
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