n.— «The numbers game (known also as policy, clearing house, the bug, butter and eggs and other names) operates every day except Sunday throughout the year, players wagering anything from a penny upward on a three-digit number (000-999).» —“Lotteries Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” by Ernest E. Blanche Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science May, 1950. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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