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 John Drum’s Entertainment.John of Bruges (1 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
John in the Wad.
 
A Will-o’-Wisp. A wad is a wisp, and John or Jack is a name for any inferior person unknown. (See JACK.)   1
 


 John Drum’s Entertainment.John of Bruges (1 syl.). 

 
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