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Saltinbanco

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Salti'nbanco. n.s. [saltare in banco, to climb on a bench, as a mountebank mounts a bank.] A quack or mountebank.

Saltinbancoes, quacksalvers, and charlatans deceive them: were Æsop alive, the Piazza and Pont-neuf could not speak their fallacies. Brown's Vulgar Errours.

He play'd the saltinbanco's part,
Transform'd t' a Frenchman by my art.
Hudibras.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204) · Butler, Samuel (98)

Attributes: Italian (29) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Saltinbanco." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 10, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=12269.


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