santinbanco
Saltimbanco Sal`tim*ban"co, n. [It., literally, one who leaps or mounts upon a bench; saltare to leap + in in, upon + banco a bench.] A mountebank; a quack. [Obs.] [Written also {santinbanco}.] [1913 Webster]

Saltimbancos, quacksalvers, and charlatans. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]


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  • Saltimbanco — Sal tim*ban co, n. [It., literally, one who leaps or mounts upon a bench; saltare to leap + in in, upon + banco a bench.] A mountebank; a quack. [Obs.] [Written also {santinbanco}.] [1913 Webster] Saltimbancos, quacksalvers, and charlatans. Sir T …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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