A farrago of nonsense. A confused heap of nonsense. Farrago is
properly a mixture of far (meal) with other ingredients for the
use of cattle.
“Anquetil was derided ..., for having suffered a farrago of nonsense
to be palmed off upon him by his Parsi teachers as the works of the
sage Zoroaster.” —Whitney: Oriental Studies (Avesta), chap.
vi. p. 184.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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