from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who plays at games of cards.


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  • In the code devised by her late French mother Madeleine, who was a dedicated card-player, ‘Jack of Spades’ means treachery and danger.

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  • I have never been a good card-player; but on that occasion I was aware myself that I was playing excruciatingly badly.

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  • As she creaked into one of the wicker chairs she suddenly changed from the cigarette-rolling chaffing card-player to a woman dignified, reserved, commanding.

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  • Afterwards she had adroitly to rid herself of the book, then to take part — a rather pale-eyed, distracted part — in the lively technical discussions that ensued; when each candidate was as long-winded on the theme of her success, or non-success, as a card-player on his hand at the end of a round.

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  • The card-player was an oldish fellow, not as thin as the Mayor or his sister, but thin.

    Wizard and Glass

  • He could be domineering too, and he was a card-player, but she knew nothing of his family, nor of his home.

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  • How you have discovered me matters as little as how a card-player gets the ace of trumps.

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  • When Auction first took the place of Bridge as the paramount game in the club and social life of the scientific card-player of the United

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  • It is safe to say that, because of his experience, card-playing will never be tolerated in that happy little family, and my earnest prayer as I relate this is that my reader, if a card-player, may consider this: "If meat [card-playing] make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh [no more play cards] while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend."

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  • And, with the air of a card-player who trumps his opponent's ace, he placed on the pouch a pipe.

    The Pothunters


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