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 Pictures.Pie Corner (London). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Looking for a pie’s nest (French). Looking for something you are not likely to find. (See below.)   1
   He is in the pie’s nest (French). In a fix, in great doubt, in a quandary. The pie places her nest out of reach, and fortifies it with thorny sticks, leaving only a small aperture just large enough to admit her body. She generally sits with her head towards the hole, watching against intruders.   2
        “Je m’en vay chercher un grand peut-estre. Il est au nid de la pie.”—Rabelais.

 Pictures.Pie Corner (London). 


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