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  • She'd brought a deck of cards to his house and reamed him out for not telling her he hadn't been exposed before.

    Strategic Engagement

  • Soon they had a pack of cards on the table, with a picture of Com Passion on the back, and the suit designs on the front: shovels, little beating hearts, scintillating diamond gems, and cudgels.

    Zombie Lover

  • Heads-up against the seasoned pro Bobby Hoff, he filled several inside straights during a crazy rush of cards that left observers shaking their heads.

    One of a Kind

  • Happy weather for Mrs. Maul, Betty, and Stopford, and all true lovers of cards and laziness.

    Selected English Letters

  • IN SONORA, Billy's knowledge of the Spanish language, and his skill in all games of cards practiced by the Mexican people, at once established for him a reputation as a first class gambler and high-toned gentleman.

    The Authentic Life of Billy The Kid

  • But whether a new line of cards on higher-quality paper stock can capture their interest seems far from certain.

    Making Cards Cool Again

  • I liked—and envied—the simple-hearted enthusiasm of the title, so I scraped together my pocket change and bought it, along with a pack of cards and some sugarless gum.

    Miss Misery

  • No change, however, was observed in the Doctor's conduct; and nothing of higher interest occurred for the first two months, than, that Mrs. Mitten in taking one of Master William's coats to mend, found a pack of cards in one of the pockets, which discovery she reported to his teacher, who promised to cure him of all love of cards by parental reproof and kind counsels.

    Master William Mitten: or, A Youth of Brilliant Talents, Who Was Ruined by Bad Luck

  • Ceres; and her dark face, with its delicate aquiline nose, firm proud mouth, and small, intense, black eye, is so keen and sarcastic in its expression that you instinctively substitute a pack of cards for the chess-men and imagine her telling your fortune.

    Adam Bede

  • "A deck of fifty-two," the cat said as a splay of cards appeared.

    Pet Peeve

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