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- 1923, Christopher Morley, The Powder of Sympathy, page 265
- The old bunkums, one suspects, still pass current here as they do not any longer in England.
- 1925, Eden Phillpotts, Circé's Island: And The Girl & the Faun, page 122
- [...] the manifold and serpentine wiles and evasions, shufflings and fencings, deceits and dissimulations, he had practised —the bunkums and the quackeries, [...].
- 1941, Sampige Venkatapathaiya, Meher Baba: The Greatest Hoax of the XX Century, page 98
- The greatest of all the bunkums that we have so far seen is the most blasphemous claim put forth by this ex-toddy seller [...].
- a. 1950, James Stephens Letters of James Stephens, (Macmillan, 1974), page 49
- There are two sides to the moon, and the bards if they wish it might state a hard case against the land of saints and scolars, the land of tin-trumpery of this and the other description, the land of incredible bunkums and blindnesses. Boston never claimed culture so vociferously [...].
- 1955, Neil Bell, My Writing Life, page 137
- These medical bunkums have their vogue and then make way for others.
- 1978, M. M. Kaye, The Far Pavilions, page 854
- 'Well of all the -!' began the doctor explosively; and then broke into laughter. 'Bunkum, my dear boy - bunkum! Faith, I never heard such twaddle in me life, [...]