n.1.One who occupies the same pew with another.
2.An intimate associate; a companion.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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If so, More writes, hear of a friar who "spied a poor wife of the parish whispering with her pewfellow." The friar, becoming angry, shouts, "Hold thy babble, I bid thee, thou wife in the red hood." To which she replies, "Marry, sir, I beshrew his heart that babbleth most of us both.