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Video: The Origin of the Stool Pigeon

Learn about the origin of the term "stool pigeon" in this clip from The Lost Bird Project.

First used in 1826, the term 'stool pigeon' means "acting as a decoy or informer," according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.  Ever wonder where the term comes from?  Learn about the origin of 'stool pigeon' in this video from The Lost Bird Project.

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commented 2013-12-25 02:57:07 -0500
Thank you