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 Painting.Paishdad’ian Dynasty. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pair Off.
 
When two members of Parliament, or two opposing electors, agree to absent themselves, and not to vote, so that one neutralises the vote of the other. The Whips generally find the pairs for members.   1
 


 Painting.Paishdad’ian Dynasty. 

 
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