Antedating of Flea Market (UNCLASSIFIED)

Michael Quinion wordseditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG
Wed Jul 9 16:10:16 UTC 2008

Wilson wrote:

> You know, I'm not even certain that such a thing as a flea circus
> exists. I've heard of the flea circus all of my life, but I've never
> seen one or met anybody else who's seen one. AFAIK, the entire concept may
> be some kind of shaggy-dog story.

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