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 for Pet cock
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  pet \pet\, a.
     Petted; indulged; favorite; admired; cherished; as, a pet
     child; a pet lamb; a pet theory; a pet animal.
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           Some young lady's pet curate.            --F. Harrison.
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     Pet cock. [Perh. for petty cock.] (Mach.) A little faucet
        in a water pipe or pump, to let air out, or at the end of
        a steam cylinder, to drain it. [Also spelled petcock.]
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