Pie


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Pie

A Spanish measure of length approximately equivalent to 23.86 centimeters, or just under 11 inches. It is largely obsolete.
References in classic literature ?
Duchess went into her larder and took the pie off a shelf and looked at it.
All we needed was just enough for the pie, and so we throwed the rest away.
Instead, his heart fell within him when he saw the meat pie which was now in fair way to be devoured before his very eyes; for the friar lost no time in thrusting one hand deep into the pie, while he crossed himself with the other.
A Cossack who accompanied him had handed him a knapsack and a flask, and Nesvitski was treating some officers to pies and real doppelkummel.
When we looked round again, Harris and the pie were gone!
and didn't I see de General pass his plate three times for some more dat bery pie?--and, says he, `You must have an uncommon cook, Mrs.
He swallowed, or rather snapped up, every mouthful, too soon and too fast; and he looked sideways here and there while he ate, as if he thought there was danger in every direction, of somebody's coming to take the pie away.
"Don't want pie for breakfus'," said Button-Bright.
If you'd lay out a mystery and a pie before me and him, you wouldn't have to say take your choice; it was a thing that would regulate itself.
Ask day after to-morrow to have a pie supplied you by the new confectioner opposite the castle, and who is no other than Noirmont, your former maitre d'hotel.
It appeared that there were no pies left, nor even any chicken.
and will she wear a white apron and make pies and puddings?'