from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A number of persons met for card-playing.


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  • I had found my cousin Ulick at Dublin, grown very fat, and very poor; hunted up by Jews and creditors: dwelling in all sorts of queer corners, from which he issued at nightfall to the Castle, or to his card-party at his tavern; but he was always the courageous fellow: and I hinted to him the state of my affections regarding

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • The Dowager Countess presented compliments (on the back of the nine of clubs), had a card-party that night, and was quite sorry she and Fanny could not go to my tragedy.

    The Virginians

  • Being engaged, then, to a card-party, — an amusement which she never missed, week-day or Sabbath, as long as she had strength to hold trumps or sit in a chair, — very soon after George had ended his narration the old lady dismissed her two nephews, giving to the elder a couple of fingers and a very stately curtsey; but to

    The Virginians

  • Bad enough that the card-party last night had been invaded and taken over by that dreadful old cow in her outmoded dresses, so that the careful work being done on Reggie by the girls was utterly disrupted as he went to dance attendance on the creature.

    Phoenix And Ashes

  • Yarangobilly, by way of Dandaloo; while for the evening after they plotted a card-party, at which John might come to grips with

    Australia Felix

  • John Turnham had run up from Melbourne to fetch home wife and child; and his relatives were giving a musical card-party in his honour.

    Australia Felix

  • I did not see my mother or sister all the day we were arrested, nor till the evening of the next: the one was engaged perhaps with "Rosine and the Angola", who were indisposed, and the other would not forego her usual card-party.

    A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Complete Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners

  • Dropping in rather late at a card-party, I beheld them sitting vis-a-vis at one of the tables, playing together against an old lady and gentleman, before whom Mrs. L---- thought, perhaps, it was not necessary to appear _very_ fashionable towards dear Harry.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 275, September 29, 1827

  • They will be at our card-party in your apartment this evening, where I hope to see these gentlemen.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • Deprived of the friendly shelter of a house, guests wander forlornly about; but a graceful and ready hostess will soon suggest that a croquet or lawn-tennis party be formed, or that a contest at archery be entered upon, or that even a card-party is in order, or that a game of checkers can be played under the trees.

    Manners and Social Usages


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