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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A traveling show, popular especially in the 1800s, that offered varied entertainment, between the acts of which medicines and nostrums were peddled.

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  • noun A traveling presentation which sells miracle cures and other products between various entertainment acts.

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