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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pepper.
 
To pepper one well. To give one a good basting or thrashing.   1
   To take pepper i’ the nose. To take offence. The French have a similar locution, “La moutarde lui monte au nez.   2
        “Take you pepper in your nose, you mar our sport.”—The Spanish Gipsy, iv. 190.
 


 People’s Charter (The).Pepper Gate. 

 
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