from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An old Italian game of cards.


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  • The combinations in your mind are so few, that, as in a game of only three cards, there is no skill in the playing; while in my nature, as in that game called tarocco, there are half-a-dozen packs mixed up together, and the address required to play them is considerable. '

    Lord Kilgobbin

  • "tarocchi" (plural of tarocco) ` a game played with 78 cards painted with suns, moons, devils and monks. '

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol III No 1


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