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  • n. Plural form of playing card.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See under Card.


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  • Willie, Doris Ann, John and I had been playing cards with Ernest and Lizzie Bell.

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter

  • In front of the hotel three young men were squatting on their heels with one leg extended in the peculiar attitude that Joe Harman had used; they wore a sort of jodhpur trouser and elastic-sided boots with a very thin sole, and they were playing cards upon the ground, intent upon their game.

    A Town Like Alice

  • He promptly yelled at Lou Piniella for playing cards with Rivers—though he said nothing to Rivers himself—then returned to his first-class cabin and issued an edict that the players were not to play tape recorders without headphones.

    The Greatest Game

  • They were snow-bound a week in the Madlener-haus that time in the blizzard playing cards in the smoke by the lantern light and the stakes were higher all the time as Herr Lent lost more.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • For entertainment there was coffee and lemonade, cakes and fruit, jesting and laughing, reading aloud, playing cards (but not for money or any other stake), singing, listening to the sese being played upon by a Negro, sewing, stitching, lace-making – just as one felt inclined.

    Memoirs of an Arabian Princess

  • Colonel Rahl, the Hessian commander at Trenton, was playing cards when a messenger brought a letter stating that Washington was crossing the Delaware.

    Battles and Victories of Allen Allensworth, A. M., Ph. D., Lieutenant-Colonel, Retired, U. S. Army

  • "You and Jones and Smith sat up late on Saturday night, playing cards and drinking peach brandy, didn't you?"

    Master William Mitten: or, A Youth of Brilliant Talents, Who Was Ruined by Bad Luck

  • Harry stepped over a pack of Self-Shuffling playing cards on the floor and looked out of the tiny window.

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


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