piggesnye

piggesnye

- An old term of endearment for one's sweetheart, literally "a darling pig's eye."
See also related terms for sweetheart.
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Piping plover peacefully piping practicing pleasurable piggesnye persuading.
29) My medievalist colleague, Roberta Frank, suggests that Tennyson may also have in mind Alison of "The Miller's Tale," whom Chaucer describes as "a primerole, a piggesnye, / For any lord to leggen in his bed, / Or yit for any good yeman to wedde" (ll.
Indeed, every time the specificity of Alisoun's body potentially comes into focus, the language of the description stops short of explicit reference and veers instead in the direction of metaphor: "She was ful moore blisful on to see / Than is the newe pere-jonette tree" (3246-47); "She was a prymerole, a piggesnye .