from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A faro-box fraudulently made so that a slight projection called a snake warns the dealer of the approach of a particular card.
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The snake-box was placed with the other baggage on the cabin deck in front of the "social hall," jam up, as luck would have it, against one of the chimneys, making the location unpleasantly warm.
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