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 for Pew opener
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pew \Pew\ (p[=u]), n. [OE. pewe, OF. puie parapet, balustrade,
     balcony, fr. L. podium an elevated place, a jutty, balcony, a
     parapet or balcony in the circus, where the emperor and other
     distinguished persons sat, Gr. po`dion, dim. of poy`s,
     podo`s, foot; -- hence the Latin sense of a raised place
     (orig. as a rest or support for the foot). See Foot, and
     cf. Podium, Poy.]
     1. One of the compartments in a church which are separated by
        low partitions, and have long seats upon which several
        persons may sit; -- sometimes called slip. Pews were
        originally made square, but are now usually long and
        narrow.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Any structure shaped like a church pew, as a stall,
        formerly used by money lenders, etc.; a box in theater; a
        pen; a sheepfold. [Obs.] --Pepys. --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Pew opener, an usher in a church. [Eng.] --Dickens.
        [1913 Webster]

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