from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An establishment where faro is played.


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  • 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


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