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1) Pix'ies (2 syl.). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...on their several tasks. The word is a diminutive of Pix, probably the same as Puck. (Swedish, pyke; old English, pouk, bug, bogie; Danish, pog and pokker.) 1 "Ne...

2) stamp tax. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...on deeds, and on playing cards. 1See J. Due, Government Finance (4th ed. 1968); J. W. Pyke, ed., An Alphabetical Guide to Stamp Duties (1968). 2...

3) 5. "Nicholas Nickleby". X. Dickens. Vol. 13. The Victorian Age, Part One. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 190721
...a stage silly aristocrat with a few better touches in lord Frederick; stage supers in Pyke and Pluck and the Wititterlys and others; almost all these, moreover, being...

4) 80. The Jolly Beggars: A Cantata. Burns, Robert. 1909-14. Poems and Songs. The Harvard Classics
...Sing whistle owre the lave o t. I am, &c. Sae merrily s the banes we ll pyke, 185 An sun oursel s about the dyke; An at our leisure, when ye like, We ll whistle owre...

5) Glossary. Burns, Robert. 1909-14. Poems and Songs. The Harvard Classics
...Puir, poor. Pun , pund, pound. Pursie, dim. of purse. Pussie, a hare. Pyet, a magpie. Pyke, to pick. Pyles, grains. Quat, quit, quitted. Quean, a young woman, a lass....

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