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GUEST,George Henderson Why 'in a pear-tree?' (62* d) RE: Why 'in a pear-tree?' 22 Feb 11

Yes a pear tree was the name given to a bird cage that was hung outside front doors (in the street) and was used to house various song birds such as a lark or similar. Very common in centuries gone by and has nothing to do with French or anything like it. I have actually seen one of these "gilded pear trees" albeit on the tele. in an antiques show.

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