pigeon's milk

pigeon's milk

a crop secretion fed to the young pigeon.
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A crew of giggling servant-maids will get hold of some simple swain, and send him to a bookseller's shop for the History of Eve's Grandmother, or to a chemist's for a pennyworth of pigeon's milk, or to a cobbler's for a little strap oil, in which last case the messenger secures a hearty application of the strap to his shoulders, and is sent home in a state of bewilderment as to what the affair means.
Meg recalls how her young uncles would play jokes on her and her sisters by sending them to the corner shop to buy tuppence worth of pigeon's milk, or leather-faced hammers.
ANTHEAP and pigeon's milk are the delectable desserts on offer at a Latvian diner, a list of badly translated menus shows.