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Mournival

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Four cards all alike, as four aces, four kings, etc., in a game of cards called Gleek. Gleek is three cards alike.

“A mournival of aces, gleek of knaves;

Just nine a-piece.”


Albumazar, iii. 5.

Poole in his English Parnassus called the four elements Nature’s first mournival.

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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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Moulds
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