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take “all,” is, I believe, properly, as Mr. Collier observes,“an expression from the gaming-table, meaning, let all depend upon this hazard, and let the successful competitor ‘take all’:” “And bids what will take all,” KING LEAR, iii. 1. 15 ; “I'll strike, and cry ‘Take all’” ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, iv. 2. 8. ( “Let the survivor take all; no composition; victory or death,” JOHNSON) (There was a game at dice called Take-all.)

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