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 Rabica’no or Rabican.Rab’sheka, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Raboin or Rabuino (French).
 
The devil; so called from the Spanish rubo (a tail). In the mediæval ages it was vulgarly asserted that the Jews were born with tails; this arose from a confusion of the word rabbi or rabbins with raboin or rabuino.   1
 


 Rabica’no or Rabican.Rab’sheka, 

 
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