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 Potter.Poult, a young turkey. Pullet, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Potwallopers,
 
before the passing of the Reform Bill (1832), were those who claimed a vote because they had boiled their own pot in the parish for six months. (Saxon, weallan to boil; Dutch, opwallen, our wallop.)   1
        Strictly speaking, a pot-walloper is one who wallops or boils his own pot-au-feu.
 


 Potter.Poult, a young turkey. Pullet, 

 
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