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Abel-Wackets (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Abel-Wackets

Blows given on the palm of the hand with a twisted handkerchief, instead of a ferula; a jocular punishment among seamen, who sometimes play at cards for wackets, the loser suffering as many strokes as he has lost games.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

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