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A type of round; but the term is now often used in a less general sense which confines its application to such rounds as, in the singing, afford a laugh by the way the words are heard, as for instance in the one Ah, how Sophia, which in the singing suggests ‘Our house afire’, the later line ‘Go fetch the Indian's borrowed plume’ similarly suggesting ‘Go fetch the engines!’. Restoration specimens are more amusing and much more indecent. A Catch Club (Noblemen and Gentlemen's Catch Club) was founded in London in 1761 and still exists.

Subjects: Music.

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