Definition of Trente-et-quarante
1. Noun. A card game in which two rows of cards are dealt and players can bet on the color of the cards or on which row will have a count nearer some number.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trente-et-quarante
Literary usage of Trente-et-quarante
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Foster's Complete Hoyle: An Encyclopedia of All the Indoor Games Played at by Robert Frederick Foster (1897)
"ROUGE ET NOIR, OR trente-et-quarante. The banker and his assistant, called the croupier, sit opposite each other at the sides of a long table, ..."
2. Memoirs of Bertha Von Suttner: The Records of an Eventful Life by Bertha von Suttner (1910)
"... SEASON IN BADEN-BADEN Resumption of trente-et-quarante • Baroness Scatter • Acquaintance with King William I of Prussia • A letter from the king WE took ..."
3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1889)
"At trente et quarante there is the same stillness, the same decorum, ... Trente et quarante is, if possible, less exciting, save for the terrible question ..."