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n.1.A cant word for anything petty or small. It is used by Drayton as the name of a fairy.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In addition to the book's wand-wielding heroes, owls feature prominently in the stories--from Harry Potter's friend Hedwig to Ron Weasley's owl Pigwidgeon.
Many other owls feature in the series, including the Weasley family's owl Errol, Ron's owl Pigwidgeon and his elder brother's owl Hermes.
O for Owls: Owls are the primary means of personal communication in the wizarding world - Harry's snowy owl is called Hedwig while Ron's is called Pigwidgeon.
Later Ms Rowling sent Catie a toy Pigwidgeon, an owl from her new book.
She also sent a toy stuffed owl named Pigwidgeon - a character in her books.