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Pitt's Pictures

or Billy Pitt's Pictures. Blind windows; so called because many windows were blocked up when William Pitt augmented the Window Tax in 1784, and again in 1797.

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