Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of parlour game.

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Examples

  • The political material from the last years offers enormous scope for an increasingly popular literary parlour-game.

    The Complete Works of George Orwell (reviews)

  • The cryptographic parlour-game would be closed for the season.

    between silk and cyanide

  • 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.

    In the days of my youth when I was a student in the University of Virginia, 1888-1893.

  • But war is not like a parlour-game in which the players loyally stick to the rules.

    The world as i see it

  • Insanely complicated parlour-game murder mystery under a CC license

    Boing Boing

  • 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.

    Bernard Williams

  • I love these parlour-game double binds: "If the woman floats, she's a witch and should be put to death.

    rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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