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Rather it turned him into a mafflard (a stuttering or blundering fool), bedevilled by onomatomania (vexation at having difficulty in finding the right word).
They included the sparsely coifed ballard, the squinting, weak-eyed blincard (who could also be 'one who deliberately ignored reality'), the hobbling mendicant limpard or clochard (from French clocher, 'to limp'), the stammering mafflard, and the scallards and scabbards who suffered from some skin disease.
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