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  • n. Plural form of cardsharp.


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  • I myself have long been a partisan of "Billy Phelan's Greatest Game" 1978, with its cast of Depression-era cardsharps and pool-hall hustlers—"Broadway's action-easy, gravy-vested sporting mob."

    Corruption on the Hudson

  • But when the intimidation from his Cadeleonian classmates turns bloody, Kiram unexpectedly finds himself befriended by Javier Tornesal, the leader of a group of cardsharps, duelists and lotharios who call themselves Hellions.

    Reviews of fantasy and science fiction books

  • Their knowledge, to say the least, far exceeds what is expected of a collection of shadowy cardsharps.

    The One Percent: Society and Style

  • At about the same time he joined the Tribune, Bret Harte wrote a comic ballad about two Western cardsharps outsmarted by an Oriental named Ah Sin.

    The Five of Hearts

  • A self-aggrandizing, Van Dyckian self-portrait and a luxurious Rubens-Venetian style allegory, "The Triumph of Peace," both from the early 1650s, are stunning -- all mobile bodies, shimmering fabrics, and delectable paint handling; still, it's hard to realize that these Grand Manner showpieces are by the man who painted that silvery, introspective Job or those bawdy cardsharps three decades earlier.

    An Engaging Museum Show

  • Lievens's cardsharps, bald-headed, bearded saints, and -- especially -- a tightly focused "Feast of Esther," with its glowing light and gorgeous, theatrical costumes, bear witness to his mastery of the style.

    An Engaging Museum Show

  • Some of them were expert crocheters, crossword puzzlers, or cardsharps, but none of them—not one—exuded sexual magnetism.

    The Mother Garden

  • And the captain soon realized that he had fallen among thieves, or at least cardsharps.

    The Wizard Of Karres

  • Since then, I've been in three poker games, dropped a grand to a couple of crafty cardsharps who lost their teeth and hair when we were still in diapers.

    So Hard To Forget

  • Hi-fl, juke box, record player, coffee machine, ice-cream machine, movie theater, library, and the home of all the cardsharps on the ship.

    Ice Station Zebra

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