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Tib and Tom

Tib is the ace of trumps, and Tom is the knave of trumps in the game of Gleek.

“That gamester needs must overcome, That can play both Tib and Tom.” Randolph: Hermuphrodite, p. 640.

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