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Mare’s Nest (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Mare’s Nest

He has found a mare’s nest, and is laughing at the eggs; said of one who laughs without any apparent cause.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Manufacture * Margery Prater

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