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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deal  \Deal\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dealt}  (d[e^]lt);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Dealing}.]  [OE.  delen,  AS  d[=ae]lan,  fr  d[=ae]l  share; 
  akin  to  OS  d[=e]lian,  D.  deelen,  G.  theilen  teilen,  Icel. 
  deila,  Sw  dela,  Dan.  dele,  Goth.  dailjan  See  {Deal},  n.] 
  1.  To  divide;  to  separate  in  portions;  hence  to  give  in 
  portions;  to  distribute;  to  bestow  successively;  -- 
  sometimes  with  out 
 
  Is  it  not  to  deal  thy  bread  to  the  hungry?  --Is. 
  lviii  7. 
 
  And  Rome  deals  out  her  blessings  and  her  gold. 
  --Tickell. 
 
  The  nightly  mallet  deals  resounding  blows.  --Gay. 
 
  Hissing  through  the  skies,  the  feathery  deaths  were 
  dealt.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Specifically:  To  distribute,  as  cards,  to  the  players  at 
  the  commencement  of  a  game;  as  to  deal  the  cards;  to  deal 
  one  a  jack. 




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