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Play the Deuce

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The Irish say, Play the pooka. Pooka or Pouke is an evil spirit in the form of a wild colt, who does great hurt to benighted travellers.

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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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