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 Pig and Tinderbox.Pig in a Poke (A). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Pig and Whistle.
The bowl and wassail, or the wassail-cup and wassail. A piggen is a pail, especially a milk-pail; and a pig is a small bowl, cup, or mug, making “milk and wassail;” similar to the modern sign of Jug and Glassi.e. beer and wine. Thus a crockery-dealer is called a pig-wife.   1

 Pig and Tinderbox.Pig in a Poke (A). 


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