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 Muff (A).Muffled Cats catch no Mice. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Muffins and Crumpets.
Muffins is pain-moufflet. Du Cange describes the panis mofletus as bread of a more delicate nature than ordinary, for the use of prebends, etc., and says it was made fresh every day. Crumpets is crumple-ettes, cakes with little crumples.   1

 Muff (A).Muffled Cats catch no Mice. 

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