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 Doctor Syntax.Doctors. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Doctors.
 
False dice, which are doctored, or made to turn up winning numbers.   1
        “‘The whole autechamber is full, my lord—knights and squires, doctors and dicers.’
        “‘The dicers with their doctors in their pockets, I presume.’”—Scott: Peveril of the Peak, chap. xxviii.
       
“Or chaired at White’s, amidst the doctors sit.”
       
Dunciad, book i. 203.
 


 Doctor Syntax.Doctors. 

 
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