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  • Early form of hobson-jobson.

    "Many fellers were in the hut. They were here, there, and everywhere, the entire perishing pack, active, like running beans, escaping all a hossy-gossy from a leaking granary!"

    - G.V. Desani, All About H. Hatterr (1945), p. 185 of NYRB 2008 edition

    January 1, 2009