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“I left him at primero with the Duke of Suffolk.”—Shakespeare: Henry VIII., i. 2.


⁂ “Four cards were dealt to each player, the principal groups being flush, prime, and point Flush was the same as in ‘pokerprime was one card of each suit, and point was reckoned as in ‘piquet.ʹ”—Cyclopœdia of Games, p. 270.

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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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