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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Formerly, in England, an officer of the royal household whose business was to see the king's lodging furnished with tables, chairs, stools, and firing, also to provide cards, dice, etc., and to decide disputes over games.

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  • (noun) - An officer of the royal household whose business is to see the king's lodging furnished with gambling-related tables, chairs, stools and firing, and to decide disputes arising at cards, dice, bowling, &c. --Ephraim Chambers' Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, 1728

    April 22, 2018