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- n. Plural form of gobemouche.
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Again the "gobemouches" trout, the fellows on the look-out for novelty, dashed up and swallowed disappointing juiceless morsels, and with them swallowed hooks.
During the 18th and 19th centuries, a popular English prank was to invite gobemouches literally, a kind of flycatcher.
These people are great gobemouches; they always report the most incredible things.