DYK: Above board? What is the board?

DYK: Did you know?

In the phrase ‘Above board’ What exactly is the board?

The board is a table and comes from gambling activities.

The term is a gambling term.


When gambling a player was expected to keep his hands above the board to avoid suspicions of cheating.


Faith and Courage: A Novel of Colonial America (Tapestry of Love) (Volume 2)

In this action packed novel depicting true events the family saga continues with Ambrose Dixon’s family. George Willson witnesses the execution of King Charles II and is forced to leave the woman he loves to witch hunters in 17th century England as he flees to his sister, Mary, and her husband Ambrose Dixons home in Colonial American. Ridden with guilt over difficult decisions he made to survive, George Willson and the Dixon’s embrace the Quaker faith which further creates problems for their existence in the New World.


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