Origin of stool pigeon
Words nearby stool pigeon
How to use stool pigeon in a sentence
He noticed her in the crowd while he was sitting on his stool between rounds.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Furthermore, a person with norovirus has about 70 billion viral particles per gram of stool.A Doctor Explains Why Cruise Ships Should Be Banned|Kent Sepkowitz|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead she played herself out, pigeon-holing herself into the very kind of characters she criticized Apatow for writing.It’s Time to Stop Hating Katherine Heigl|Kevin Fallon|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I try to catch the eye of this third boy, but he plops down onto a stool and avoids my gaze.Magical Gardens for the Blind, Deaf, and Disabled|Elizabeth Picciuto|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Wood pigeon, pheasant, partridge, grouse, peacocks, hares, wild rabbits, and waterfowl are all dietary staples.Edible Taxidermy: It’s a Good Thing|Lizzie Crocker|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tony's stool was nearer to the bass keys of the piano, while the sofa Lettice lay upon had certainly been drawn up towards him.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
If, now, the patient cough or strain as if at stool, the contents of the stomach will usually be forced out through the tube.
When bleeding piles are absent, blood-streaks upon such a stool point to carcinoma.
When the mucus is small in amount and intimately mixed with the stool, the trouble is probably in the small intestine.
A Gram-positive stool due to cocci is suggestive of intestinal ulceration.
British Dictionary definitions for stool pigeon
Cultural definitions for stool pigeon
An informer, especially for the police: “Lefty figured out that Mugsy was the stool pigeon when he saw him talking to the warden.”
Other Idioms and Phrases with stool pigeon
A decoy or informer, especially a police spy. For example, Watch out for Doug; I'm sure he's a stool pigeon for the supervisor. This term alludes to a bird tied to a stool or similar perch in order to attract other birds, which will then be shot. However, one writer believes that stool is a variant for stale or stall, both nouns used for a decoy bird before 1500 or so. [c. 1820]