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  • v. To play or gamble with em quads, throwing them as dice.


1837. (Wiktionary)



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  • The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary has jeff as circus slang for a rope (as in tightrope or slack-rope) and printers' slang for throwing or gambling with quadrats as with dice.

    August 11, 2010