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- n. Alternative form of pachisi.
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- n. See pachisi.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an ancient board game resembling backgammon; played on a cross-shaped board
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He and Dicey were playing a game of parchesi on the rug in front of the fire.
Whereupon they fell to playing parchesi and eating sweetmeats.
They re-entered the house; Marty was even able to call up a giggle and winked broadly at Nelson as he hung up his hat and looked up the parchesi board and the rest of the outfit for that popular game.
In the evening they played euchre, or hearts, or parchesi; Susan and
Gregory's undeviating scrutiny, with the conviction that parchesi was not conspicuously different from the other more resounding movements of the world and its affairs.
She left the parchesi board, and crossed the room to the piano, where she stood turning over sheets of music with a successful appearance of critical interest.
In the brightly illuminated room beyond the hall Helena and Gregory were playing parchesi -- Gregory firmly grasped the cup from which he intently rolled the dice; Helena shook the fair hair from her eyes and, it immediately developed, moved a pink marker farther than proper.
The amusements was crokinole and parchesi and checkers and the like of that.
John Tom Little Bear, in full Indian chief's costume, drew crowds away from the parchesi sociables and government ownership conversaziones.
If he expects you to be politely playing parchesi with four friends, then he's misunderstanding the context.