In English folklore a Johnny Noddy is the dancing light reflected from a mirror or reflective object such as a watch face. A Johnny Noddy could also be the light you see reflected in a cup of tea. "I have not seen her. But through the embrasure I often saw the sunlight flashing and leaping like a thing of life, and I knew it was what the children call a 'Johnny Noddy.' Now a 'Johnny Noddy' argueth a mirror, and a mirror argueth a woman, and frequent use thereof argueth a beautiful woman."

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  • In English folklore a Johnny Noddy is the dancing light reflected from a mirror or reflective object such as a watch face. A Johnny Noddy could also be the light you see reflected in a cup of tea. "I have not seen her. But through the embrasure I often saw the sunlight flashing and leaping like a thing of life, and I knew it was what the children call a 'Johnny Noddy.' Now a 'Johnny Noddy' argueth a mirror, and a mirror argueth a woman, and frequent use thereof argueth a beautiful woman." (en)
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  • In English folklore a Johnny Noddy is the dancing light reflected from a mirror or reflective object such as a watch face. A Johnny Noddy could also be the light you see reflected in a cup of tea. "I have not seen her. But through the embrasure I often saw the sunlight flashing and leaping like a thing of life, and I knew it was what the children call a 'Johnny Noddy.' Now a 'Johnny Noddy' argueth a mirror, and a mirror argueth a woman, and frequent use thereof argueth a beautiful woman." (en)
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