Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A game of cards played, generally by two persons, with 24 cards, the ace, ten, king, queen, knave, and nine ranking in the order named. Each player receives six cards, and as fast as one is thrown from the hand receives another from the undealt pack until it is exhausted; each card except the nine-spot has to the taker a certain value, as the ace 11, the queen 3, etc., and the object of the player is to capture as many of these as possible, and to secure marriages—that is, the possession of a king and queen of the same suit; the player first winning sixty-six scores one point; seven points make a game.
- adj. being six more than sixty
“Many, many people came to pay respects to a couple who had served their community together for the sixty-six years they were married.”
“He lived on the Jack London ranch from the age of ten until he died sixty-six years later.”
“Over an eighty-four-year period 1921-2003, the Yankees finished with a better regular-season record than the Red Sox an amazing sixty-six times.”
“At that time I shall be sixty-six years old, which can be very old, or not.”
“Miss Ferenczi tells the students that as soon as their regular teacher returns, six times eleven will be sixty-six again, you can rest assured.”
“Jonquière answered, I have reached the age of sixty-six years, and . . .”
“As one example, it mentioned the sixty-six steel containers, though the Swiss had still not been granted access to them by the Americans.”
“The image of sixty-six thousand people killed instantly was seared into his memory, and he later told friends he was awestruck by the devastation that a nuclear bomb could deliver.”
“Khan, who was sixty-six years old and living on a comfortable estate on the outskirts of Islamabad, was arrested and, after several days of interrogation, he agreed to sign a written confession and make a public apology.”
“For instance, in examining the export records of Phitec and Traco, Wyss had found that the companies had shipped sixty-six steel containers to Dubai and then on to Singapore.”
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