Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A card containing a picture: usually intended for the instruction or amusement of children.
  • n. A court card in a pack of cards.

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Examples

  • The truth is that the picture-card, by doing the work of the duty letter, clears the way for the real letter, so spontaneous that it can't help being written; while the night-message contributes to epistolary art a terseness and vigor that should not be undervalued.

    The Joys of Being a Woman and Other Papers

  • They had with them a picture-card of the sixty-nine officers of the Gaeta army.

    The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2

  • Isolde thought of the unhappy Tancred, hammered out as flat as a picture-card and hopelessly spoilt; of Conrad the Cocoanut head first in the mud, and Sickfried the Susceptible coiled up with agonies of sulphuric acid.

    Nonsense Novels

  • A little wooden rocker, another small, straight wooden chair, a hanging wall-pocket decorated with purple roses, a hanging bookshelf composed of three thin boards strung together with maroon picture cord, a violently colored picture-card of "Moses in the Bulrushes" framed in straws and red worsted, and bright-blue paper shades at the windows.

    A Voice in the Wilderness

  • Halliday broke the seal with his thumb-nail, and took out half a sheet of note-paper closely written on one side, wrapped about a small picture-card.

    The Under Dog

  • Mr. Dawkins received these handsome compliments with much philosophy, and offered to cut any gentleman in company, for the first picture-card, at a shilling at a time.

    Oliver Twist

  • Dawkins received these handsome compliments with much philosophy, and offered to cut any gentleman in company, for the first picture-card, at a shilling a time.

    Oliver Twist

  • Walter Veltroni coming to resemble a beaming picture-card out of the schoolboys 'albums he made his name distributing with copies of

    London Review of Books

  • 'Manga' group to hold audition for picture-card storytellers in Tokyo

    Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

  • 'Manga' group to hold audition for picture-card storytellers in Tokyo NTT Docomo to acquire 51\% stake in TV shopping firm Oak Lawn Marketing

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