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 Bunsby (Jack).Buphagos. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
In Somersetshire bunting means sifting flour. Sieves were at one time made of a strong gauzy woollen cloth, which being tough and capable of resisting wear, was found suitable for flags, and now has changed its reference from sieves to flags. A “bunt-mill” is a machine for sifting corn.   1
        “Not unlike … a baker’s bunt, when he separates the flour from the bran.”—Stedman.

 Bunsby (Jack).Buphagos. 


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