Word of the Day: JINGLE-BRAINS

– from jingle + brains

“…We left these Jingle Brains to their Crotchets , and proceeded to the West end of the Cathedral , where we past by abundance of Apples, Nuts, and GingerBread, till we came to a melancholly Multitude , drawn into a Circle , giving very serious Attention to a blind Ballad-singer who was mournfully setting forth the wonderful Usefulness…”

FromThe London-spy Compleat, in Eighteen Parts,
Edward Ward, 1718

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