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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.
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"I'm sure, Aunt Chloe, I understand I my pie and pudding privileges," said George.
Yer mind dat ar great chicken pie I made when we guv de dinner to General Knox?
I never put any article of metal in MY puddings or pies."
But she thought a great deal about Ribby's pie, and she read Ribby's letter over and over again.
All we needed was just enough for the pie, and so we throwed the rest away.
Nat didn't look when we put the witch pie in Jim's pan; and we put the three tin plates in the bottom of the pan under the vittles; and so Jim got everything all right, and as soon as he was by himself he busted into the pie and hid the rope ladder inside of his straw tick, and scratched some marks on a tin plate and throwed it out of the window-hole.
"No, but what I should like," added he, munching a pie in his moist-lipped handsome mouth, "would be to slip in over there."
"They'd hardly have taken the pie too," said George.
And then he added, with a touch of sadness in his voice: "I wish he hadn't been carving that pie."
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.
On his head was a knight's helmet, and in his hand was a no more warlike weapon than a huge pasty pie, with which he sat down by the water's edge.
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.