from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A box to hold the cards for dealing at faro, having a slit at one end through which to slide the cards, and a spring which keeps the top card level with the slit and allows the removal of but one at a time.


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  • When a card is removed from the faro-box by the dealer, the "hearse-driver" moves

    The Spoilers

  • I then removed the top of his faro-box, bulged out the centre of the front plate at the mouth, and filed the plate on the inside at both corners to a bevel.

    American Sketches 1908


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