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Pigeon holed

Posted by David FG on August 26, 2005

In Reply to: Pigeon holed posted by Jennifer Kinsley on August 26, 2005

: Where did the term "pigeon holed" come from?

The devices used to allocate post/mail to individuals in a company or whatever are (or were) like little open-fronted boxes (an individual or group of individuals would have a box each) which were supposed to resemble the nesting spaces in a pigeon coop.