pettitoes


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pettitoes

(pĕt′ē-tōz′)
pl.n.
1. The feet of a pig used as food.
2. Informal Human feet or toes, especially those of a child.
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Aunt Pettitoes wiped her eyes with a large pocket handkerchief, then she wiped Pigling Bland's nose and shed tears; then she wiped Alexander's nose and shed tears; then she passed the handkerchief to Spot.
Aunt Pettitoes passed round the handkerchief again)--"beware of traps, hen roosts, bacon and eggs; always walk upon your hind legs.
Aunt Pettitoes turned to the other--"Now son Alexander take the hand"--"Wee, wee, wee
Aunt Pettitoes gave to each a little bundle, and eight conversation peppermints with appropriate moral sentiments in screws of paper.
5 miles," "Over the Hills, 4 miles," "To Pettitoes Farm, 3 miles.
Sanders, Sam was allowed to depart without any reference, on the part of the hostess, to the pettitoes and toasted cheese; to which the ladies, with such juvenile assistance as Master Bardell could afford, soon afterwards rendered the amplest justice--indeed they wholly vanished before their strenuous exertions.
The chef pairs this with pork trotters, flattened to become like a chicharon chip but using the sticky gelatin from the pig's pettitoes.