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 Meal or Malt (In).Meals. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Meal-tub Plot.
A plot by Dangerfield against James, Duke of York, in 1679; so called because the scheme was kept in a meal-tub in the house of Mrs. cellier. Dangerfield subsequently confessed the whole affair was a forgery, and was both whipped and condemned to stand in the pillory.   1

 Meal or Malt (In).Meals. 

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