American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A card game requiring seven points to win. Also called pitch2.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A game, the same as all-fours.
- n. A children's game in which players with their eyes shut try to guess which of a group of seven people pressed down their thumbs.
- n. this sense) (card games) A card game similar to all fours.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. United States The game of cards called also
all fours, and old sledge.
- n. a form of all fours in which a total of seven points is game
“It was a matter of masculine pride that he should walk with them, and he had done so in fair seeming; but women had remained to him a closed book, and he preferred a game of solo or seven-up any time.”
“He made himself a pack of cards from birch bark, and taught Neewak the way to play seven-up.”
“Way, way back in the day we used to make a seven-up cake and poke holes in the layers, which we drizzled jello over to fill them.”
“Here are the members of our party drinking cold cans of coke and seven-up on the other side of the same open room - the "restaurant".”
“At odd moments there might be a game of seven-up or poker, customarily played for matches on the trail, because there would be no money in their pockets until they reached a shipping town.”
“Kennicott played seven-up with the conductor and two brakemen.”
“The king got out an old ratty deck of cards after breakfast, and him and the duke played seven-up a while, five cents a game.”
“For supper they had catfish, and perch, and trout, and seven-up, and euchre, and poker, and when the meal was over Mr.P. went out for a moonlight row upon the lake.”
“We saw the United States flag flying from the ramparts, and thought that Yank would probably be asleep or catching lice, or maybe engaged in a game of seven-up.”
“I have seen men seated amid hundreds of slain, quietly enjoying a game of "seven-up," or having _a little draw_.”
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