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  • "I dine, I play a game of back-gammon, I converse, and am merry with my friends; and when after three or four hour's amusement, I wou'd return to these speculations, they appear so cold, and strain'd, and ridiculous, that I cannot find in my heart to enter them any farther."

    John Paul Rollert: The Great Infidel at 300

  • Later that night, after the game, Count Lutzow (the cabbage-eating poont-fancier whom she fleeced at back-gammon two nights later) had come to her like Rumour painted full of tongues, with news that a scandalous crisis was at hand: Sir William Gordon-Cumming had been seen cheating, and watch was to be kept on him the following night.

    Watershed

  • A whole evening of back-gammon with her father, was felicity to it.

    Emma

  • A back-gammon board, or pack of cards, was at hand when conversation flagged, and they were frequently brought into use.

    Bond and Free: A Tale of the South

  • It will be noticed that some of the outdoor games, and others devised for indoors, require some apparatus, like tennis and croquet, or back-gammon boards and magic lanterns, but the majority need only the company, and -- let it be added -- the disposition to have a good time.

    Entertainments for Home, Church and School

  • After bowling, if it was too warm to invent any thing that would not be forgotten before dinner, the old routine was the order of the day; and back-gammon or flirtation had it, according as we were nearer the Florida House or the one 'round the corner.'

    The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, January 1844 Volume 23, Number 1

  • When Grettir had gone proudly up to take his seat of honor, and the others had returned to their back-gammon and ale, Sigurd looked at Alwin with a comical grimace.

    The Thrall of Leif the Lucky

  • (Anna was absorbed in a game with Isabel, who had hunted out an old back-gammon - board, and had begged to sit up an extra hour.) "Certainly, a fine woman never looks better than on horseback," said Mr. Gascoigne.

    Daniel Deronda

  • When the dessert was removed he read the newspapers to the old Squire, until he dosed in his easy chair; and when the sleepy fit was over, he played with him at cribbage or back-gammon, until the tea equipage appeared.

    Mark Hurdlestone Or, The Two Brothers

  • Page 221 of all, like one whose spirits would not allow her to remain stationary, had picked up the dice that belonged to a back-gammon board in the parlour, and now came to the porch where we were seated, rattling them in the box, and making as much noise as she could.

    Swallow Barn, or A Sojourn in the Old Dominion. In Two Volumes. Vol. I.

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