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PET, n. [This word may be contracted from petulant, or belong to the root of that word. Peevish, which is evidently a contracted word, may be from the same root.]

A slight fit of peevishness or fretful discontent.

Life given for noble purposes must not be thrown away in a pet, nor whined away in love.

PET, n. [formerly peat. L. peto.]

1. A cade lamb; a lamb brought up by hand.

2. A fondling; any little animal fondled and indulged.

PET, v.t. To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge.


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QUER'ULOUS, a. [L. querulus, from queror, to complain. See Quarrel.]

1. Complaining or habitually complaining; disposed to murmur; as a querulous man or people.

2. Expressing complaint; as a querulous tone of voice.

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