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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Backgammon
 
is the Anglo-Saxon bac gamen (back game), so called because the pieces (in certain circumstances) are taken up and obliged to go back to enter at the table again.   1
 


 Backbone (The).Background. 

 
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