- a garrulous person, so called from the rattle formerly used by vagrants to make a rattling noise and attract attention.—_Norfolk._ ⁂ A common proverb in this county is, “your tongue goes like A BAKER’S CLAP-DISH,” which is evidently a modern corruption of the beggars’ CLAP or CLACK-DISH mentioned in _Measure for Measure_. It was a wooden dish with a movable cover.
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