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 T-Rule (A).Tab’ard. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tab.
 
An old Tab. An old maid an old tabby or cat. So called because old maids usually make a cat their companion.   1
 


 T-Rule (A).Tab’ard. 

 
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