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Gorgibus

An honest, simple-minded burgess, brought into all sorts of troubles by the love of finery and the gingerbread gentility of his niece and his daughter. (Molière Les Précieuses Ridicules.)

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