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 P.P.C. (patres conscripti). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
P [alliterative].
 
In 1548, Placentius, a Dominican monk, wrote a poem of 253 hexameter verses (called Pugna Porcrum), every word of which begins with the letter p. It opens thus:—   1
       
“Praise Paul’s prize pig’s prolific progeny.”
        In English heroics the letter A or T would be far more easy, as they would give us articles.
 


 P.P.C. (patres conscripti). 

 
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