Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A house where gaming is practised; a gambling-house; a hell.
“Various circumstances had now acquainted him with the history of that wretched man, who was the younger son of the master of a great gaming-house.”
“As you enter a gaming-house the law despoils you of your hat at the outset.”
“Bonnac and his wife, with whom he had been for some time acquainted, the first use of his liberty formed a striking instance of his humanity and his rashness; for with nearly all the money, just received from his brother, he went to a gaming-house, and gave it as a last stake for the chance of restoring his friend to freedom, and to his afflicted family.”
““In other words,” said Lord Glenvarloch, “this man keeps a gaming-house.””
““I do not retract my word, Malcolm; but I am bound, by an early promise to my father, never to enter the doors of a gaming-house.””
“This well-principled heir took the money; but, instead of waiting upon his creditor, he forthwith repaired to the gaming-house, in hopes of retrieving his loss; and, before he rose from the table, saw his note mortgaged for seven-eighths of its value.”
“This model young man you see here left the gaming-house only to run to public balls.”
“I made another adventure after this, of a nature different from all I had been concerned in yet, and this was at a gaming-house near Covent Garden.”
“Eugene took the dainty little purse, inquired the way of a second-hand clothes-dealer, and hurried to number 9, which happened to be the nearest gaming-house.”
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