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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Merry as a Cricket, or as a Lark, or as a Grig.
 
The French say, “Fou (or Folle) comme le branlegai,” and more commonly “Gai comme un pinson” (a chaffinch). “Branlegai” is a dance, but the word is not in use now.   1
 


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