Peter Funk
Peter Pe"ter, n. A common baptismal name for a man. The name of one of the apostles, [1913 Webster]

{Peter boat}, a fishing boat, sharp at both ends, originally of the Baltic Sea, but now common in certain English rivers.

{Peter Funk}, the auctioneer in a mock auction. [Cant, U.S.]

{Peter pence}, or {Peter's pence}. (a) An annual tax or tribute, formerly paid by the English people to the pope, being a penny for every house, payable on Lammas or St.Peter's day; -- called also {Rome scot}, and {hearth money}. (b) In modern times, a voluntary contribution made by Roman Catholics to the private purse of the pope.

{Peter's fish} (Zo["o]l.), a haddock; -- so called because the black spots, one on each side, behind the gills, are traditionally said to have been caused by the fingers of St. Peter, when he caught the fish to pay the tribute. The name is applied, also, to other fishes having similar spots. [1913 Webster]


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  • Peter Funk — (* 22. März 1953 in Kiel) ist ein deutscher Generalmajor und seit dem 30. November 2009 Amtschef des Luftwaffenamtes. Biografie Nach der Schulausbildung in Münster (Westf.) trat er im Juli 1971 in die Luftwaffe ein, absolvierte im Anschluss die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Peter Funk — * Es war Peter Funk. Auch: das hat Peter Funk gethan, Peter Funk hat gefehlt u.s.w. – Peter Funk ist keine wirkliche Person. In Nordamerika bezeichnet man damit den Mann, der bei Versteigerungen, besonders bei den sogenannten Mock Auctionen, im… …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • peter funk — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|fəŋk noun Usage: usually capitalized P&F Etymology: from the name Peter Funk (not necessarily in reference to any real person) 1. : swindler 2. : by bidder …   Useful english dictionary

  • Funk (Familienname) — Funk ist ein deutscher Familienname. Bekannte Namensträger Inhaltsverzeichnis A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Peter — Pe ter, n. A common baptismal name for a man. The name of one of the apostles, [1913 Webster] {Peter boat}, a fishing boat, sharp at both ends, originally of the Baltic Sea, but now common in certain English rivers. {Peter Funk}, the auctioneer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peter boat — Peter Pe ter, n. A common baptismal name for a man. The name of one of the apostles, [1913 Webster] {Peter boat}, a fishing boat, sharp at both ends, originally of the Baltic Sea, but now common in certain English rivers. {Peter Funk}, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peter pence — Peter Pe ter, n. A common baptismal name for a man. The name of one of the apostles, [1913 Webster] {Peter boat}, a fishing boat, sharp at both ends, originally of the Baltic Sea, but now common in certain English rivers. {Peter Funk}, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peter's fish — Peter Pe ter, n. A common baptismal name for a man. The name of one of the apostles, [1913 Webster] {Peter boat}, a fishing boat, sharp at both ends, originally of the Baltic Sea, but now common in certain English rivers. {Peter Funk}, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peter's pence — Peter Pe ter, n. A common baptismal name for a man. The name of one of the apostles, [1913 Webster] {Peter boat}, a fishing boat, sharp at both ends, originally of the Baltic Sea, but now common in certain English rivers. {Peter Funk}, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Funk fingers — are a kind of drumsticks that are attached to the fingers of a bass player for producing extra funky sounds on a bass guitar. They were created by Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson) and his guitar tech, Andy Moore. The aim was to recreate… …   Wikipedia

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