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