finnimbrun

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finnimbrun ‎(plural finnimbruns)

  1. (obsolete) A trifle, trinket or knick-knack
    • 1676, Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler, 5th edition (Project Gutenberg, 1996), part I, chapter XXI:
      Let me tell you, Scholar, that Diogenes walked on a day, with his friend, to see a country fair; where he saw ribbons, and looking-glasses, and nutcrackers, and fiddles, and hobby-horses, and many other gimcracks; and, having observed them, and all the other finnimbruns that make a complete country-fair, he said to his friend, "Lord, how many things are there in this world of which Diogenes hath no need!"