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 Primed.Primitive Fathers (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Primero.
 
A game at cards.   1
        “I left him at primero with the Duke of Suffolk.”—Shakespeare: Henry VIII., i. 2.
        “Four cards were dealt to each player, the principal groups being flush, prime, and point Flush was the same as in ‘poker,’ prime was one card of each suit, and point was reckoned as in ‘piquet.’”—Cyclopœdia of Games, p. 270.
 


 Primed.Primitive Fathers (The). 

 
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