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 Dublin (the Irish dubh-linn, the “black pool”).Duc’at. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dubs
 
in “marbles” is a contraction of double or doublets. Thus, if a player knocks two marbles out of the ring, he cries dubs, before the adversary cries “no dubs,” and claims them both.   1
 


 Dublin (the Irish dubh-linn, the “black pool”).Duc’at. 

 
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