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 Premonstraten’sianPrepense (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Prendre un Rat par la Queue.
 
To pick a pocket. This proverb is very old—it was popular in the reign of Louis XIII.   1
 


 Premonstraten’sianPrepense (2 syl.). 

 
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