Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A game of hazard with cards or dice in which silence was absolutely necessary.
- n. One who has not a word to say for himself; a fool.
- n. Silence.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Obs. or Prov. Eng. A game of hazard played with cards in silence.
- n. Prov. Eng. A silent, stupid person.
- adj. colloq. Silent and idle.
“Not only had Purdy never once looked near Amelia — for the most part he had sat rather mum-chance, half-way in and out of a”
“For the moment the upper classes lay mum-chance and let the storm blow over.”
“I would have spoken, only I knew that my voice would tremble, and so I sat mum-chance, staring at my pipe with unseeing eyes, and with my brain in a ferment.”
“Margot had often pitied the wives and sisters of enthusiastic fishermen who had perforce to sit mum-chance in the background, but to-day she was conscious of no dissatisfaction with her own position.”
“To use her own words, she was one as couldn't abide to sit mum-chance.”
“Because if things are done that you don't approve of, either you sit mum-chance out o 'politeness, or else you speak your mind and offend your host and hostess. ”
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I'm especially fond of ones written by Charles Sanders Peirce.
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