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 Cracked.Cracker. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cracked Pipkins.
 
Cracked pipkins are discovered by their sound. Ignorance is betrayed by speech.   1
       
“They bid you talk—my honest song
Bids you for ever hold your tongue:
Silence with some is wisdom most profound—
Cracked pipkins are discovered by the sound.”
       
Peter Pindar: Lord B. and his Motions.
 


 Cracked.Cracker. 

 
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