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The meaning of "peg out"

" Peg out "
1. To die, especially to die of old age. 2. To complete a circuit of the board in the card game cribbage.
1. Gran had been bedridden for months and finally pegged out yesterday. 2. Just six more holes to go - if I get three nines I'll be able to peg out.
Where did it originate?:
1. USA, mid 19th century. 2. Britain, mid 19th century.
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