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Category:Pew

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A pew is a bench used for seating in churches.

Pew, n. Etym: [oe. pewe, of. puie parapet, balustrade, balcony, fr. L. podium an elevated place, a jutty, balcony, a parapet or balcony In the circus, where the emperor and other distinguished persons sat, Gr. Foot, and cf. Podium, poy.]

1. One of the compartments in a church which are separated by low Partitions, and have long seats upon which several persons may sit; - - sometimes called slip. Pews were originally made square, but are Now usually long and narrow.

2. Any structure shaped like a church pew, as a stall, formerly used By money lenders, etc.; a box in theater; a pen; a sheepfold. [obs.] Pepys. Milton. Pew opener, an usher in a church. [eng.] Dickens.

Pew Pew, v. t.

Defn: to furnish with pews. [r.] Ash.

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