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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mournival.
 
Four cards all alike, as four aces, four kings, etc., in a game of cards called Gleek. Gleek is three cards alike.   1
       
“A mournival of aces, gleek of knaves;
Just nine a-piece.”
       
Albumazar, iii. 5.
   Poole in his English Parnassus called the four elements Nature’s first mournival.   2
 


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