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- n. Alternative spelling of parlour game.
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The political material from the last years offers enormous scope for an increasingly popular literary parlour-game.
The cryptographic parlour-game would be closed for the season.
Her hosts sent out invitations to a big reception to be given in her honour, but as dancing was banned in that austere household, in lieu thereof, an ingenious parlour-game called "post office" was invented by resourceful Martha and her boon companion Susie Minor, for the amusement and delectation of the guests who would comprise all the Beauty and all the Chivalry of Albemarle.
But war is not like a parlour-game in which the players loyally stick to the rules.
Insanely complicated parlour-game murder mystery under a CC license
So we seem to reach the disturbing conclusion that morality's rules are like the rules of some sport or parlour-game ” they apply only to those who choose to join in by obeying them.
I love these parlour-game double binds: "If the woman floats, she's a witch and should be put to death.