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  • n. Any of very many games played with playing cards.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a game played with playing cards


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  • We gathered at a table for a couple hands of Possum Fargo, a dumb fighter-pilot card game that required no strategy—the worst hand won.

    Riding Rockets

  • Baker, according to most authorities, although it clearly has roots in an older Mexican card game called conquian, which was played in the nineteenth century.

    One of a Kind

  • A bottle of 151-proof Appleton rum was the centerpiece of what seemed to be a ferocious card game that she and Azrael had interrupted.

    Surrender the Dark

  • Drumhead was a card game that had been popular in the army.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • Klaberjass—“klab” for short—was a popular card game played in the coffeehouses of New York and Boston.

    One of a Kind

  • Toward the end of the afternoon, Samuel stopped by to remind me that tonight was his weekly card game with his fishermen cronies down at the Wharf Ale House.


  • He got a phone call at a card game one night from Roosevelt Hospital, telling him that his mother had suffered a stroke and was in intensive care.

    One of a Kind


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