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Riddle of Claret

(A). Thirteen bottles, a magnum and twelve quarts. So called because in golf matches the magistrates invited to the celebration dinner presented to the club a “riddle of claret,” sending it in a riddle or sieve.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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