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Domestic Poultry

in Dryden's Hind and Panther, means the Roman Catholic clergy. So called from an establishment of priests in the private chapel at Whitehall. The nuns are termed “sister partlet with her hooded head.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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