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 Jack Ketch.Jack Robinson. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Jack Pudding.
A buffoon who performs pudding tricks, such as swallowing a certain number of yards of black-pudding. S. Bishop observes that each country names its stage buffoon from its favourite viands: The Dutchman calls him Pickel-herringë; the Germans, Hans Wurst (John Sausage); the Frenchman, Jean Potage; the Italian, Macaro’ni; and the English, Jack Pudding.   1

 Jack Ketch.Jack Robinson. 


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