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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Rubber of Whist (A).
 
A game of cards called “whist.” “Rubber” is transferred from bowls, in which the collision of two balls is a rubber, because they rub against each other.   1
 


 Rub.Rubens’ Women. 

 
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