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Pitt

  

      n  
1    William, known as Pitt the Elder, 1st Earl of Chatham. 1708--78, British statesman. He was first minister (1756--57; 1757--61; 1766--68) and achieved British victory in the Seven Years' War (1756--63)  
2    his son William, known as Pitt the Younger. 1759--1806, British statesman. As prime minister (1783--1801; 1804--06), he carried through important fiscal and tariff reforms. From 1793, his attention was focused on the wars with revolutionary and Napoleonic France  


Pitt-Rivers  
      n   Augustus Henry Lane Fox. 1827--1900, British archaeologist; first inspector of ancient monuments (1882): assembled a major anthropological collection of tools and weapons (now in the Pitt-Rivers Museum, Oxford)  
Pitt Street Farmer  
      n     (Austral)  
slang      another name for       Collins Street Farmer  
     (C20: after a principal business street in Sydney, Australia)  
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