Definition of Long whist

1. Noun. A card game for four players who form two partnerships; a pack of 52 cards is dealt and each side scores one point for each trick it takes in excess of six.

Exact synonyms: Short Whist, Whist
Generic synonyms: Card Game, Cards
Specialized synonyms: Dummy Whist, Black Maria, Hearts

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Long Whist

long throw
long time
long time no hear
long time no see
long tom
long ton
long trousers
long underwear
long vinculum
long vowel
long vowels
long wave
long ways, long lies
long weekend
long weekends
long whist (current term)
longar palm

Literary usage of Long whist

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1890)
"Long -whist may be said to have died the same time that Major ... who had been educated at long whist. In his judgment the old school was very accurate and ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"long whist may be said to have died about 1835. The new game necessarily caused a ... They were but little influenced by the traditions oí long whist, ..."

3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"A game at long whist is a single, if the opponents have scored five or more ... There is no treble at long whist. A rubber consists of the best two games ..."

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