of only local interest; parochial
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How to use parish pump in a sentence
The parish plumber can no longer make his fortune by the repair of the parish pump.
The parish pump was probably out of order when this unparalleled conflagration occurred; but is seems to be at work again now.
A crucifix was taken out of the building and set up on the parish pump.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
But it cannot do so if its position is so insecure that it must purchase the support of the "parish pump" politician.Proportional Representation Applied To Party Government | T. R. Ashworth and H. P. C. Ashworth
Perfectly straight up and down, protruding in no part, he reminded you of some tall parish pump, with a great knob at its top.Snarley-yow | Frederick Marryat