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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mumchance.
 
Silence. Mumchance was a game of chance with dice, in which silence was indispensable. (Mum is connected with mumble; German, mumme, a muffle; Danish, mumle, to mumble.)   1
       
“And for ‘mumchance,’ howe’er the cehane may fall,
You must be mum for fear of spoiling all.”
       
Machiavell’s Dogg.
 


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