gambling-house love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gaming-house; a house kept for the accommodation of persons who play at games of hazard for stakes.


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  • Here meet all ranks, those of the highest character, and those who have no character to lose; those who by some fortunate accident have become possessed of a few dollars, and those whose mine of wealth lies in the gambling-house — all for the time being on terms of perfect equality.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • The quarrel originated in a gambling-house, and this

    The Englishwoman in America

  • When Howe occupied Philadelphia, Will was said to have made some money keeping a gambling-house with an officer of the dragoons of

    The Virginians

  • It must be confessed, that the grandee loved the estaminet where he could play billiards with the first comer; that he had a passion for the gambling-house; that he was a loose and disorderly nobleman: but, in whatever company he found himself,

    The Newcomes

  • Billingsgate, or Captain Buff; and at the same time nodding to young Moses, the dandy bailiff; or Loder, the gambling-house keeper; or Aminadab, the cigar-seller in the Quadrant.

    Mens Wives

  • Spatterdash, whose cab-horse had come down, and Bob Martingale, who had been taken up in a gambling-house, and Tom Cinqbars, who was going to ride the steeplechase.

    Vanity Fair

  • Glenvarloch to a gambling-house with the purpose of engaging him in deep play; but he with whom the perfidious traitor had to deal, was too virtuous, moderate, and cautious, to be caught in a snare so open.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • Unfortunately, he fell in company at Dublin with a Roscommon acquaintance, one whose wits had been sharpened about town, who beguiled him into a gambling-house, and soon left him as penniless as when he bestrode the redoubtable Fiddle-back.

    The Life of Oliver Goldsmith

  • That Talbot had been kicked out of a gambling-house in the Rue

    Castle Richmond

  • Probably we were the first European ladies who had ever walked through the gambling-house, but the gamblers were too intent even to turn their heads.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither


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