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 Peep.Peeping Tom of Coventry. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Peep-o’-Day Boys.
 
The Irish insurgents of 1784; so called because they used to visit the houses of their opponents (called defenders) at peep of day searching for arms or plunder.   1
 


 Peep.Peeping Tom of Coventry. 

 
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