- n. A trick-taking card game using a 32 card deck.
- From French belote. (Wiktionary)
“One of the belote players remembered that the last time he came in was on Monday.”
“There was one table of belote players — the butcher, the grocer, the proprietor, and a man who had his back to me.”
“He had found them playing a three-handed game of belote with Madame Guillot, and they had followed him without demur.”
“On the other hand, near the front window, there were some belote-players and Maigret sat down not far from them.”
“Maigret paid for his drinks, nodded vaguely at the belote-players, and went out, his hands in his pockets.”
“The belote-player could hardly suspect that he was addressing a man who had had to take under his wing every drama there had been in Paris during thirty years.”
“Then he would go home and resume his regular habits, going out only in the evenings, for a game of belote, to a rather ill-famed bar on Avenue des Ternes, where, because he worked alone and never talked about his exploits, he was regarded with a mixture of respect and distrust.”
“Later, Monsieur Dandurand had taken a step up the ladder and become acquainted with the landlords, whom he would join in a game of belote in the evenings in some bar in Montmartre.”
“A child was in process of being born somewhere or other, little dreaming that the fees for his delivery would be paid by a small band of gentlemen whose fingers were adorned with flashy rings … And they, for their part, were no doubt engaged, at this hour, in the complexities of a game of belote at Chez Albert on Rue Blanche.”
“A game of belote was in progress at a table near the bar.”
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