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HIGH. This word has various significations: 1. Principal or chief, as high constable, high sheriff. 2. Prominent, in a bad sense, as high treason. 3. Open, not confined, as high seas.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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One of the best known tunes is You're My Best Poker Hand by T-Bone Walker, a bluesy number which opens with the line "I need a queen like you to make my hand okay" and goes on to describe a poker game in which his opponent's "face turned pale when he saw my queen high flush."
She jokes how all Britain is eating curry while all New Delhi is eating pizza and describes one innocent victim as a Bombay drag queen high on opium.
The rider who drew the highest-ranking poker hand - which turned out to be a straight flush, queen high - got to pick from among the saddle bags and other horse-related prizes displayed on several picnic tables.