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 Pasch Eggs (pron. Pask).Pasque Eggs. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Pasha of Three Tails (A).
There are three grades of pashas distinguished by the number of horse-tails on their standard. In war the horse-tail standard is carried before the pasha, and planted in front of his tent. The highest rank of pashas are those of three tails; the grand vizier is always ex officio such a pasha. Pashas of two tails are governors of provinces; it is one of these officers that we mean when we speak of a pasha in a general way. A pasha of one tail is a sanjak or lowest of provincial governors. (The word pasha is the Persian pa, support of Shah, the ruler.)   1

 Pasch Eggs (pron. Pask).Pasque Eggs. 


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