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Beaumontague

[pronounce bo-mon-taig ]. Bad work, especially ill-fitting carpenter's work; literary padding; paste and scissors literature; so called from putty used by carpenters, etc., for filling up cracks and bad joinery. German, teig, dough; and Emile Beaumont, the geologist (1798-1851), who also gives his name to “Beaumontite.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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