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.
“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.”
“They had with them a picture-card of the sixty-nine officers of the Gaeta army.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Walter Veltroni coming to resemble a beaming picture-card out of the schoolboys 'albums he made his name distributing with copies of”
“Manga' group to hold audition for picture-card storytellers in Tokyo”
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