Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An establishment where faro is played.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • I have seen seventy play-tables set out in the grand gallery of Ludwigslust, besides the faro-bank; where the Duke himself would graciously come and play, and win or lose with a truly royal splendour.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • All the luxuries becoming my station could not, of course, be purchased without credit and money: to procure which, as our patrimony had been wasted by our ancestors, and we were above the vulgarity and slow returns and doubtful chances of trade, my uncle kept a faro-bank.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • Fortune smiling at parting upon Monsieur de Balibari, enabled him to win a handsome sum with his faro-bank.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • The stock was so worthless it could be sold only β€œto people who would take a risk as they would at a faro-bank.”

    Nothing Like It in the World The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

  • "He's been a-gamblin 'since four this afternoon, dealin' faro-bank."

    Bruvver Jim's Baby

  • He had set up a shack where he operated a roulette-wheel and faro-bank, and was very much attached to the child.

    The Fifth Ace

  • "We'll have to proceed on the faro-bank formula that all bets go as they lay," I said lightly.

    Raw Gold A Novel

  • At night myself and a companion would go over to a gorgeously furnished faro-bank and get our midnight lunch.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 1

  • It was the work of the faro-bank man, whose sleight of hand deceived the man that carried the gun.

    The World for Sale, Volume 2.

  • On that third day, my children, we will set up a faro-bank, the profits of which, if skill be employed, will more than counterbalance what we have cheerfully lost in our efforts to do good.

    The Fool Errant

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.