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 Left-handed Oath (A).Leg (A), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Left in the Lurch.
 
Left to face a great perplexity. In cribbage a lurch is when a player has scored only thirty holes, while his opponent has made sixty-one, and thus won a double.   1
 


 Left-handed Oath (A).Leg (A), 

 
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