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 Michel or Cousin Michael.Michon, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Miching Malicho.
 
Secret or underhand mischief; a veiled rebuke; a bad deed probed by disguised means. To mich or meech means to skulk or shrink from sight. Michers are poachers or secret pilferers. Malicho is a Spanish word meaning an “evil action;” as a personified name it means a malefactor. (Hamlet, iii. 2.)   1
   The “quarto” reads munching mallico; the “folio” has miching malicho. Qy. The Spanish mu’cho malhe’cho (much mischief)?   2
 


 Michel or Cousin Michael.Michon, 

 
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