Piepowder
Piepoudre Pie"pou`dre, Piepowder Pie"pow`der, n. [Lit., dustyfoot, i. e., dusty-footed dealers, fr. F. pied foot + poudreux dusty.] (O. Eng. Law) An ancient court of record in England, formerly incident to every fair and market, of which the steward of him who owned or had the toll was the judge. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

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