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 Nantes (1 syl.).Nap (A), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Nap.
 
To go nap. To stake all the winnings on the cards in hand; hence, to risk all on one venture. Nap is a game of cards; so called from Napoleon III.   1
 


 Nantes (1 syl.).Nap (A), 

 
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