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nounmass nouninformal, dated
Tediously moralizing talk.
- ‘It's a light fantasy piece about a dad dragon giving a pi-jaw to his dragon son, and I just can't seem to settle it anywhere.’
- ‘‘Pi-jaw’that was the word they used at Netherton for interviews with the head master.’
- ‘Oh, what pi-jaw, Bunty.’
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