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 High Days = festivals.High Hand. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
High Falu’tin or Hifalu’ten.
 
Tall talk. (Dutch, verlooten, high-flown, stilted.)   1
        “The genius of hifaluten, as the Americans call it … has received many mortal wounds lately from the hands of satirists. . … A quizzical Jenkins lately described the dress of a New York belle by stating that ‘she wore an exquisite hyphaluten on her head, while her train was composed of transparent fol-de-rol, and her petticoat of crambambuli flounced with Brussels three-ply of A No. 1.’”—Hingston: Introduction to Josh Billings.
 


 High Days = festivals.High Hand. 

 
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