from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A room devoted to card-playing or in which card-playing is carried on.


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  • Only a couple of days after the theatre I was cut stone dead by someone a deal more important - the Prince of Wales, no less, shied violently away from me in the United Service card-room, and hightailed it as fast as his ponderous guts would let him, giving me a shifty squint over his shoulder as he went.


  • In fact, it was George Paget, who'd commanded the 4th Lights in the charge, who put the thing to me point-blank in the card-room at White's (can't imagine what I was doing there; must have been somebody's guest) in front of a number of people, civilians mostly, but I know Spottswood was there, and old Scarlett of the Heavies, I think.


  • Seven months later, the operating plan that resulted has kept the club ever-so-slightly ahead of the game and the members, Mr. Claisse believes, relatively happy despite occasional card-room grumbling.

    How Clubs Are Surviving Now

  • Lionel, with whom now that lady was at open war, for impertinence, filled up the rest of her time, till the company was informed that refreshments were served in the card-room.


  • Mrs. Aldersey took the opportunity to withdraw to the card-room.

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • Psmith found him a quarter of an hour later in the card-room.

    Kindle-licious on Wodehouse’s Psmith: Work is a Mug’s Job | Spontaneous ∂erivation

  • The Duchess led her to the door into the card-room; then, after looking round the room as if in search of some one — “And there is Soulanges!” she said in deep tones.

    Domestic Peace

  • Francis Clavering; and the stables which once held a great part of that brilliant, but defunct regiment, are now cheerless and empty, except on Thursdays, when the farmers put up there, and their tilted carts and gigs make a feeble show of liveliness in the place, or on Petty Sessions, when the magistrates attend in what used to be the old card-room.

    The History of Pendennis

  • The coffee-room windows are bright and fresh, and decorated with Christmas holly; the magistrates have met in petty sessions in the card-room of the old Assembly.

    The History of Pendennis

  • The boudoir to the left was fitted up as a card-room; the drawing-room was of course for the reception of the company, — the chandeliers and yellow damask being displayed this night in all their splendor; and the charming conservatory over the landing was ornamented by a few moon-like lamps, and the flowers arranged so that it had the appearance of a fairy bower.

    Mrs. Perkins's Ball


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