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 Devil’s Bones.Devil’s Cabinet (The). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Devil’s Books.
Playing cards. A Presbyterian phrase, used in reproof of the term King’s Books, applied to a pack of cards, from the French livre des quatre rois (the book of the four kings). Also called the Devil’s Bible.   1

 Devil’s Bones.Devil’s Cabinet (The). 

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