Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rack or frame for holding cards, especially visiting-cards.
  • n. A small shelf or case on the outside of a freight-car, used to hold the shipping directions.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In the meantime, I stepped to the card-rack, took the letter, put it in my pocket, and replaced it by a fac-simile, (so far as regards externals,) which I had carefully prepared at my lodgings; imitating the D — cipher, very readily, by means of a seal formed of bread.

    The Purloined Letter

  • In the meantime, I stepped to the card-rack, took the letter, put it in my pocket, and replaced it by a facsimile (so far as regards externals), which I had carefully prepared at my lodgings -- imitating the D---- cipher, very readily, by means of a seal formed of bread.

    Selections from Poe

  • In the meantime, I stepped to the card-rack, took the letter, put it in my pocket, and replaced it by

    The Short-story

  • The real diner-out is he whose card-rack or mantelpiece (I was going to say groans, but) laughingly rejoices in respectful well-worded invitations to luxuriously-appointed tables.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, August 21, 1841

  • In the meantime I stepped to the card-rack, took the letter, put it in my pocket, and replaced it by a facsimile (so far as regards externals), which I had carefully prepared at my lodgings—imitating the D—— cipher very readily by means of a seal formed of bread.

    The Purloined Letter

  • I confess, however, that I should like very well to know the precise character of his thoughts, when, being defied by her whom the Prefect terms ‘a certain personage, ’ he is reduced to opening the letter which I left for him in the card-rack.

    The Purloined Letter

  • “At length my eyes, in going the circuit of the room, fell upon a trumpery filigree card-rack of pasteboard that hung dangling by a dirty blue ribbon from a little brass knob just beneath the middle of the mantelpiece.

    The Purloined Letter

  • In the meantime I stepped to the card-rack, took the letter, put it in my pocket, and replaced it by

    Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes Detective Stories

  • A sort of card-rack (such as Psycho uses at the Egyptian Hall) was placed in front of him, and behind him stood his little granddaughter who played the cards for him by verbal direction.

    Some Private Views

  • In the meantime I stepped to the card-rack, took the letter, put it in my pocket, and replaced it by a fac-simile, (so far as regards externals) which I had carefully prepared at my lodgings -- imitating the D-- -- cipher, very readily, by means of a seal formed of bread.

    The Purloined Letter

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