Swobber
Swobber Swob"ber, n. 1. See {Swabber}. [1913 Webster]

2. pl. Four privileged cards, formerly used in betting at the game of whist. [Written also {swabber}.] --Swift. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • swabber — Swobber Swob ber, n. 1. See {Swabber}. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. Four privileged cards, formerly used in betting at the game of whist. [Written also {swabber}.] Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swob — var. of SWAB. * * * I noun cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors • Syn: ↑swab, ↑mop • Derivationally related forms: ↑mop (for: ↑mop), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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