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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ruffe (1 syl.).
 
A game at cards, now called slamm; also playing a trump, when one cannot follow suit.   1
        “A swaggerer is one that plays at ruffre, from whence he took the denomination of ruffyn.”—J. H. (Gent.) Satirical Epigrams, 1619.
 


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