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 Clabber Napper’s Hole.Claft. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Clack Dish.
 
A dish or basin with a movable lid. Some two or three centuries ago beggars used to proclaim their want by clacking the lid of a wooden dish.   1
        “Can you think I get my living by a bell and clack-dish?
        “… . How’s that?
        “Why, begging, sir.” Family of Love (1608).
 


 Clabber Napper’s Hole.Claft. 

 
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