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Alpue, Alpieu (Alpu)

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in the game of Basset, doubling the stake on a winning card.

“What pity ʹtis those conquering eyes

Which all the world subdue,

Should, while the lover gazing dies.

Be only on alpue.”


Etherege: Basset.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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A l’outrance
Alp
Alph
Alpha
Alphabet
Alpheos and Arethusa
Alpheus (in Orlando Furioso)
Alphesibea
Alphonso
Alpleich
Alpue, Alpieu (Alpu)
Alquife (al-kē-fy)
Alrinach
Alruna-wife (An)
Alsatia
Alsvidur
Altamorus (in Jerusalem Delivered)
Altan Kol
Altar (An)
Alter ego
Althæa’s Brand