pouter pigeon


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Noun1.pouter pigeon - one of a breed of pigeon that enlarge their crop until their breast is puffed outpouter pigeon - one of a breed of pigeon that enlarge their crop until their breast is puffed out
pigeon - wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs
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It was long, for it was full of extremely elaborate incidents, which led on to a discussion of the principles on which morality is founded, and thus to several very interesting matters, which even in this ballroom had to be discussed in a whisper, lest one of the pouter pigeon ladies or resplendent merchants should overhear them, and proceed to demand that they should leave the place.