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  • I should like you to have a dark blue velvet coat, a white pique waistcoat, and a soft gray felt hatů.
  • What piqued him most was that these boys of fifteen turned up their noses at him too superciliously, and were at first disposed to treat him as "a small boy," not fit to associate with them, and that was an unendurable insult.

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as in: pique your interest Define
to excite -- especially one's interest or curiosity
as in: in a pique about it Define
a feeling of resentment or indignation; or to excite such a feeling
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