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 Diav’olo (Fra).Dicers’ Oaths. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Dibs or Dibbs.
Money. (Compare tips, gifts to schoolboys; and diobolus. Compare also dot with tot, jot, and yod.)   1
   The huckle-bones of sheep used for gambling purposes are called dibbs; and Locke speaks of stones used for the same game, which he calls dibstones.   2

 Diav’olo (Fra).Dicers’ Oaths. 

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