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Kentish fire

noun, British.
prolonged clapping by an audience, especially in unison, indicating impatience or disapproval.
Origin of Kentish fire
said to have originated in Kent, England, in 1828-29, as an expression of opposition to speakers favoring the Catholic Relief Bill Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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