– a burlesque formation on flam (a fanciful notion, caprice, whim obs.)
“…To these were added a number of the minor order of exhibitors. In one place you saw the miraculous and flambuginous sea-monster, known by the name of the Non-Descript. Next to it stood the Musical Rat, which played most divinely on the mouth-organ…”
From: The Sporting Magazine of the Transactions of The Turf, The Chase,
And every other Diversion Interesting to the Man of Pleasure, Enterprize, and Spirit.
Volume 42, 1813
Easter Amusements of the Year 1813