Goat

Usually placed under seats in church stalls, etc., as a mark of dishonour and abhorrence, especially to ecclesiastics who are bound by the law of continence.

The seven little goats.
So the Pleiades are vulgarly called in Spain.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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