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 Gab (g hard).Gabel’, Gabelle (g hard). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gab’ardine’ (3 syl.).
 
A Jewish coarse cloak. (Spanish, gavardina, a long coarse cloak.)   1
       
“You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog,
And spit upon my Jewish gabardine.”
       
Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice, i. 3.
 


 Gab (g hard).Gabel’, Gabelle (g hard). 

 
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