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- n. A card-game in which any number can play, a full pack being dealt out, one at a time, as far as it will go. The eldest hand lays on the table, face up, any card he pleases. Each player to the left in turn matches it, if he can, with one of the same denomination, calling out “snip” The holder of the third card of that denomination calls “snap,” and the holder of the fourth calls “snorem” and is entitled to start another round with any card he pleases. The first to get rid of all his cards gets a chip for every card held by others. Also called
Earl of Coventry.
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