The Cotgrave Dictionarie of the French and English Tongues (1611) has this definition for the word Babillon:
Babillon: m. The players that hang to the port of a bitt.
Can anyone shed some light about what bitt means here?
Can it be that bit (horse)? or something else related to a beard as I suspect the French word is a variant or a typo for barbillon?
What players might this be about?