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  • n. a pack of 52 playing cards


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  • Church in childhood, from a Christian home, characterized by the simple life, where a pack of cards would have been unceremoniously thrown into the fire; a parlor dance regarded as sacralige; whiskey, wine and beer, as a desecration.

    Unwritten History

  • 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

  • I had brought a pack of cards in my pocket, and I thought that, as we were a partie carree, you might have your rubber after all.

    Sole Music

  • Mrs Knapp took no notice of her son’s last remark, much to the Oriental’s relief, and a sticky pack of cards was produced.

    Mystery Mile

  • 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


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  • Heard on the radio today talking about privileged starts in life, or not:
    "Well, we all get a pack of cards to start and have to decide how we play them".

    November 11, 2008