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Muffins and Crumpets

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Muffins is pain-moufflet. Du Cange describes the panis mofletus as bread of a more delicate nature than ordinary, for the use of prebends, etc., and says it was made fresh every day. Crumpets is crumple-ettes, cakes with little crumples.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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