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noun Abel-wackets
  1. (obsolete, slang) (1811): 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. (1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue)

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