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 Deaf Adder.Deal-fish. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Deal.
 
A portion. “A tenth deal of flour.” (Exodus xxix. 40.) (German, theil; Anglo-Saxon, dœl, verb, dœlan, to share; Irish, dail; English, dole.)   1
   To deal the cards is to give each his dole or portion.   2
 


 Deaf Adder.Deal-fish. 

 
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