from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An old game at cards, of which there is no extant description.


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  • And when Tarwater sold his holdings to the Bowdie interests for a sheer half-million and faced for California, he rode a mule over a new-cut trail, with convenient road houses along the way, clear to the steamboat landing at Fort Yukon.


  • Silver weirs, new-cut grass, wave on the beach, hard gem

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  • Seventy-something Reitherman would hop up from the desk as if he'd spent a couple of minutes day-dreaming and stroll out the door for home as fresh as a new-cut rose.

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  • Flowers, and new-cut hay, a fresh green scent of water utterly unlike the smelly old Thames, wood smoke and things she couldn't even begin to identify.

    The Wizard Of London

  • I felt very happy — and no wonder; the morning was beautiful, the birds sang merrily, and a sweet smell proceeded from the new-cut hay in the fields, and I was bound for Wales.

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  • Neither in his voiceless cabin, fragrant with planks of new-cut pine, nor along the lake, nor in the sunset clouds which presently eddied behind the lavender-misted mountains, could Babbitt find the spirit of Paul as a reassuring presence.


  • Of course, it also carried the acrid scent of new-cut wood that had never been near Earth.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • Touching my hand with the bundle of new-cut quills, he said: — “Dites donc, petite soeur — speak frankly — what have you thought of me during the last two days?”


  • The passage to the bathing-pool was like a green tunnel, mimosa bushes crowding inward to filter the light, pungent sap weeping from the new-cut branches.

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  • He saw Castle Keep then, rearing up on the rock, its stones magically bright and new-cut as they were when it was first built.

    The Boggart and The Monster


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  • See loadum and primero.

    April 19, 2011

  • An old game at cards, of which there is no extant description.

    (Century Dictionary)

    April 18, 2011