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trente-et-quarante

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  • Then you can admire the real gambler, who has neither eaten, slept, thought, nor lived, he has so smarted under the scourge of his martingale, so suffered on the rack of his desire for a coup of trente-et-quarante.

    The Magic Skin

  • Besides roulette and trente-et-quarante, a number of amusing games are played at Baden, which are not performed, so to speak, sur table.

    The Newcomes

  • Pall Mall loungers bound for Ems and Wiesbaden and a course of waters to clear off the dinners of the season, and a little roulette and trente-et-quarante to keep the excitement going; there was old Methuselah, who had married his young wife, with Captain

    Vanity Fair

  • Benazet will not accept as a stake; if he would, there are plenty here, believe me, who would set it on the trente-et-quarante.

    The Newcomes

  • Town Hall and the Redoute, and in the former place there was a room for trente-et-quarante and roulette established, for the week of the festivities only, and by one of the great German companies from

    Vanity Fair

  • Her appearance used to create not a little excitement in the Saloon of Roulette, the game which she patronised, it being more “fertile of emotions” than the slower trente-et-quarante.

    The Newcomes

  • Seldom have I beheld a countenance from which Evil looked out more unmistakably than that of the hunchback in the _trente-et-quarante _saloon.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • * The Man with the Ebony Crutches* by Ward Muir A Mystery Classic Amongst the mixed and somewhat tawdry throng that clustered round the _trente-et-quarante _table like flies hovering over some luscious decayed thing, this man alone was remarkable.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • Around the tables, and at the further end of the room where the trente-et-quarante table was set out, there may have been gathered from 150 to 200 gamblers, ranged in several rows.

    The Gambler

  • With my face shined up-like a microphone And uh Sta-Comb on my hair, I'm just as suave-as, an ice-cream cone, say, I'm Mis-ter Debo-nair .... and turned out in a green French suit of wicked cut with a subtle pur ple check in it, broad flowered tie won at the trente-et-quarante table, brown and white wingtip shoes with golf cleats, and white socks,

    Gravity's Rainbow

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