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 Punjab [five rivers].Purbeck (Dorsetshire). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pup
 
properly means a little boy or girl. A little dog is so called because it is a pet. An insect in the third stage of existence. (Latin, pupus, fem. pupa; French, poupée, a doll; German, puppe.)   1
 


 Punjab [five rivers].Purbeck (Dorsetshire). 

 
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