gambling-house love

Help support Wordnik by adopting your favorite word!

Definitions

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.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • 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

Comments

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