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Rubber of Whist (A)

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A game of cards calledwhist.” “Rubber” is transferred from bowls, in which the collision of two balls is a rubber, because they rub against each other.

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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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