piru englanniksi   deuce fi, imp fi, devil fi


: Love is a bodily infirmity . . . which breaks out the deuce knows how or why (Thackeray)

*: Þai sett hem doun al þre / Vnder a fair ympe-tre.

*: And thou most dreaded impe of highest Ioue, / Faire Venus sonne, [...] come to mine ayde [...].

*: The tender imp was weaned.

*: to mingle in the clamorous fray of squabbling imps

*: Ive left my young children to [[look after]] themselves, and a more mischievous and [[troublesome]] set of young imps doesnt exist...

*: That headlesse tyrants tronke he reard from ground, / And, having ympt the head to it agayne, / Upon his usuall beast it firmely bound, / And made it so to ride as it alive was found.

: "For, if I imp my wing on Thine" – Herbert (1633)

: m|en|devil strip

*: Men and women busy in baking, broiling, roasting oysters, and preparing devils on the gridiron.

*: The stories told by Harris and the other settlers only made people more afraid of the devils. In the 1800s, for example, workers at a wool company were scared that the devils would attack their sheep.

*: He did not repeat the scathing estimate of her character by Quatrefages, who at that time spent one afternoon a week devilling at the Consulate, keeping the petty-cash box in order.

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