Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who plays whist.
“Even in England the old lady whist-player of the last generation required to be looked after pretty closely — if”
“If you want to succeed at whist, either be a good whist-player, or play with marked cards.”
“Mr.D. very honorably paid the sum lost by him to the honorable whist-player, but we have not heard that, BEFORE HIS SUDDEN TRIP TO PARIS, Mr. D — uc — ce paid”
“This celebrated whist-player has turned his accomplishments to some profit.”
“DEAR SIR, — I have always been considered the third-best whist-player in Europe, and (though never betting more than five pounds) have for many years past added considerably to my yearly income by my skill in the game, until the commencement of the present season, when a French gentleman, Monsieur Lalouette, was admitted to the club where I usually play.”
“His father was known as a manager of estates; his uncle as a whist-player; he was minded to follow the steps of his grandfather and be a statesman.”
“When I hear that this man is the best whist-player in”
“Fix had begun by winning several guineas, which he seemed likely to lose; but he showed himself a not less eager whist-player than Mr. Fogg.”
“Now you know, brothers -- I call you brothers to prove how very friendly my feelings are towards you, even if I do show you up from our side -- you know that a good whist-player is only slightly interested in the play of the great cards.”
“I play with magnificent effrontery, often rushing in where angels fear to tread; but, somehow, effrontery is not the best qualification for a whist-player.”
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