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 Pink (A).Pi’ony or Peony. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pink of Perfection (The).
 
The acm; the beau-ideal. Shakespeare has “the pink of courtsey” (Romeo and Juliet, ii. 4); the pink of politeness. (Welsh, pwnc, a point, an acm; our pink, to stab; pinking, cutting into points.)   1
 


 Pink (A).Pi’ony or Peony. 

 
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