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  • noun An ancient game in which two (or more) players each suddenly display a hand showing zero to five fingers and call out what they think will be the sum of all fingers shown.


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  • They play there in many groups, frolicking with an exquisite charm, very different from the little Romans, who, from the time they are six or seven years old, spend hours at a time squatting behind a pillar, or in a corner of a wall or a ruin, to play dice or "morra," putting a passionate ferocity even into their play.

    Life of St. Francis of Assisi

  • He was evidently brimful of mischief -- his expression betokened it; no doubt he was one of the most thorough little scamps that ever played at "morra," but there was a charm about his handsome dirty face and unkempt hair, and I watched him amusedly, glad to be distracted for a few minutes from the tired inner workings of my own unhappy thoughts.

    Vendetta: a story of one forgotten

  • They play at "morra" in the shade of doorways and arcades.

    Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys

  • Hmm aiz pleezed to play todai, ai haz been wurking butt todai iz bacashun in Geneeba – too morra too

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  • I'm betting that a good portion of the increased web traffic is from supporters of other candidates checking up on the campaign, since donations don't seem to be keeping up with the traffic. quick responses to morra and pcampbell by Zephyr Teachout on November 26, 2007 - 5: 46pm pcambell,

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  • Talvez um coraçãozito ou uns pulmões... a desvantagem do transplante de orgãos humanos é necessitar que morra um dador.


  • ‘There’ll be brave doings on yonder to – day, as what come to – morra.

    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

  • "If it had been the morra an 'the morra an' the morra."

    The Scottish Song

  • If they're sayin 'poofin's awright the day, it'll be childmolestin' that's awright the morra.

    Country of the Blind

  • Outside the temple, the organization reps from Chicago lurk, play morra, drink Canadian blends out of silver hip-flasks, oil and clean. 38s and generally carry on in their loathsome ethnic way, Popish inscrutability in every sharp crease and shadowy jowl.

    Gravity's Rainbow


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  • See comments on mora.

    May 16, 2011

  • "Amid smells of salami and onions, customers drank and sometimes played morra. "The Prague Cemetery," Umberto Eco

    January 15, 2012

  • There’s almost a sanctified aura

    To ruins of great Roman fora,

    But best bear in mind

    They thronged with our kind

    Who idled their time playing morra.

    October 5, 2018