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In 1640, John Wilkins was the first to speculate on space travel by considering the problems of traveling to the Moon, such as overcoming the gravitational pull of the Earth, the coldness of space and what astronauts would eat during their journey.
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- To play, gamble.
- To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
- A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.