Caddy

A ghost, a bugbear. A caddis is a grub, a bait for anglers.

Poor Mister Leviathan Addy!
Lo! his grandeur so lately a sun,
Is sinking (sad fall!) to a caddy.

Peter Pindar: Great Cry and Little Wool, epistle 1.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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