Cards


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CARDS, crim. law. Small square pasteboards, generally of a fine quality, on which are painted figures of various colors, and used for playing different games. The playing of cards for amusement is not forbidden, but gaming for money is unlawful. Vide Faro bank, and Gaming.

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Dolokhov "killed," that is, beat, ten cards of Rostov's running.
Presents are made to the Boffin servants, and bland strangers with business- cards meeting said servants in the street, offer hypothetical corruption.
Go and play at your tiresome old cards, then, if you will.
It cost Campbell likewise nine hundred to remain and draw cards, but to the surprise of all he saw the nine hundred and raised another thousand.
Barsad saw losing cards in it that Sydney Carton knew nothing of.
The dresser-drawer in the pantry contained a choice selection of miscellaneous objects--a pack of cards being among them.
Look sharp with that candle,' said the voice; 'it's as much as I can do to see the pips on the cards as it is; and get this shutter closed as quick as you can, will you?
Generally in an hour and a half the twenty-one menu cards were written and ready.
Colonel Wugsby kissed her eldest daughter most affectionately, and frowning in a warning manner upon the other, sorted her cards.
The boy retired and returned after a moment, bringing the tiny silver tray, which was covered with ladies' visiting cards.
No one made any objection but Marianne, who with her usual inattention to the forms of general civility, exclaimed, "Your Ladyship will have the goodness to excuse ME--you know I detest cards.
When he had finished, Trent took up the cards, which he had shuffled for Poker, and dealt them out for Patience.