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 Guinea.Guinea Fowl. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Guinea-dropper.
 
A cheat. The term is about equal to thimble-rig, and alludes to an ancient cheating dodge of dropping counterfeit guineas.   1
 


 Guinea.Guinea Fowl. 

 
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