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Synonyms for whist

a card game for four players who form two partnerships

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The whist party soon afterwards breaking up, the players gathered round the other table and Mr.
Phillips, protesting that he did not in the least regard his losses at whist, enumerating all the dishes at supper, and repeatedly fearing that he crowded his cousins, had more to say than he could well manage before the carriage stopped at Longbourn House.
He mitigated the pain of that confession with a pinch of snuff, and went to the whist table to wait until the end of the rubber gave him a place at the game.
I happened to come home several hours before my usual time, when I found four gentlemen of the cloth at whist by my fire;--and my Hoyle, sir--my best Hoyle, which cost me a guinea, lying open on the table, with a quantity of porter spilt on one of the most material leaves of the whole book.
Magenis, though without education, was a good woman, but she had the divvle's tongue, and would cheat her own mother at whist.
At whist we remain with exemplary gravity (deducting a short time for tea and toast) until eleven o'clock, or thereabouts; when the captain comes down again, in a sou'-wester hat tied under his chin, and a pilot-coat: making the ground wet where he stands.
Two card-tables were made up in the adjoining card-room, and two pair of old ladies, and a corresponding number of stout gentlemen, were executing whist therein.
The doctor took snuff with everybody, chatted with everybody, laughed, danced, made jokes, played whist, did everything, and was everywhere.
The vicar of their pleasant rural parish was not a controversialist, but a good hand at whist, and one who had a joke always ready for a blooming female parishioner.
There's a great atmosphere and I love playing whist, especially when I win," joked Molly.
At WHiST, women work at their own pace, building their confidence in a way that they feel comfortable with and they are offered individual support to progress to new groups and courses, to join exercise classes or to volunteer, thereby overcoming their long-standing isolation and health issues.
WHiST was originally set up in 1986 by a volunteer group of women to help and support local women by offering advice and information.
Available in variety of colours, the Whist Glass lavatory marries performance, durability and works with a variety of faucet styles.
Tickets for the whist drive were only perhaps 1/6d (7'p), whist drive and dance combined was 2/6d (12'p), the combined ticket including supper.
According to local legend the ghost of the "Demented Whist Player" is said to haunt the pub with many visitors noticing a cold sensation in certain parts of the building.