from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A game: same as poker. See poker.


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  • Oscar detected that the man was just playing a good game of _draw_ -- he was trying to _draw_ our hero into a private little game of draw-poker; but it was not the poker that he wanted to inaugurate.

    Cad Metti, The Female Detective Strategist Dudie Dunne Again in the Field Harlan Page Halsey

  • Now a crowd of swarthy-faced men, numbering more than a score, were massed around the draw-poker table near the door.

    Kid Wolf of Texas 1938

  • Page 25 fellow, and a good clerk, had one especial accomplishment, that of being one of the best draw-poker players in the city, indulging in that game frequently.

    Life gleanings, by compiled 1913

  • Perkins have you any real good pointers in draw-poker?

    Life gleanings, by compiled 1913

  • London, -- one who thought it not incompatible with his high office to publish a treatise on draw-poker, and to appear as bellwether in a mining prospectus.

    The New Nation William E. [Editor] Dodd 1912

  • I abhor cards, outside of draw-poker on shipboard, with a crook of sorts sitting in to lend the game a fillip.

    A Woman Named Smith Marie Conway Oemler 1905

  • They found the five punchers gathered around the table playing draw-poker under the light of a flaring oil lamp.

    Shoe-Bar Stratton Joseph Bushnell Ames 1903

  • Seemed that in the exaltation produced by his happiness at having got her, he'd been composing a masterpiece, his famous sermon on the Horrors of Hell, that scared half of Pike County into the fold, and popularized dominoes with penny points as a substitute for dollar-limit draw-poker among those whom it didn't quite fetch.

    Old Gorgon Graham Lorimer, George H 1903

  • They've given me a run here for my white alley, and I still think I know something about that game called draw-poker.

    The Outlet Andy Adams 1897

  • The draw-poker and stud-poker tables, each with its circle of onlookers, were equally quiet.

    Smoke Bellew Jack London 1896


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