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Deuce of Cards (The)

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The two (French, deux). The three is called “Tray” (French, trois; Latin, tres).

“A gentleman being punched by a butcher’s tray, exclaimed, ‘Deuce take the tray.ʹ ‘Well,ʹ said the boy, ‘I donʹt know how the deuce is to take the tray.ʹ”—Jest Book.

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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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