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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fives.
 
A game similar to court-tennis; the hand, however, is used instead of a racket. Said to be so called because the game is three fives (15).   1
        “He forgot that cricket and fives are capital training for tennis.”—T. Hughes: Tom Brown at Oxford, chap. ii.
   A bunch of fives. The fist, in which the five fingers are bound in a bunch.   2
 


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