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Mumchance

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Silence. Mumchance was a game of chance with dice, in which silence was indispensable. (Mum is connected with mumble; German, mumme, a muffle; Danish, mumle, to mumble.)

“And for ‘mumchance,ʹ howeʹer the cehane may fall,

You must be mum for fear of spoiling all.”


Machiavell’s Dogg.

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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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