Martin, Katherine katherine.martin at OUP.COM
Tue Jan 11 19:58:23 UTC 2005

This is only tangentially related to the recent discussion about the
origins of 'faro', but I thought I'd share it anyway just for the
strained pun:

1905 _Ada (Indian Territory) Evening News_ 28 Dec. (newspaperarchive):
"I've been reading that learned Egyptologist's account of the funeral
of Rameses," said Jokely. "It's a wonder the whole place wasn't
"Why?" asked Cokely.
"Well, it was a Pharoah layout."

[pinched  = raided by the police]

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