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 Gibral’tar (g soft).Gift-horse. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gif Gaff.
 
Give and take, good turn for good turn.   1
        “I have pledged my word for your safety, and you must give me yours to be private in the matter—giff gaff, you know.”—Sir W. Scott: Redgauntlet, chap. xii.
 


 Gibral’tar (g soft).Gift-horse. 

 
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