parlour game

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a game suitable for playing in a parlor

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Damagoso, in television reports, had argued that he cannot be charged with illegal gambling as bingo, a card game that uses drawn lots, is considered a parlour game.
During the Hutton Inquiry, Mr Gompertz, aged 65, representing the Kelly family, grabbed headlines when he suggested the MoD had played 'a parlour game for journalists -or a game of Russian roulette' during the procedure which led to Dr Kelly's name being exposed.
Such fanciful thoughts are part of the new historians' game of 'counter-factual history' or the parlour game of 'what if.
Getting showered and dressed became a parlour game of contortions, gasps and small cries of pain.
Well, that's actually David McLetchie's porn name and we played this popular parlour game with the Conservative gaffa on Off The Ball.
The parlour game inspired the gallery's new exhibition.
Jeremy Gompertz, QC for his widow Janice, attacked the MoD's strategy as being like ``a parlour game for journalists''.
Now we know an unlucky 13 Scottish MPs are going to lose their seats, we can expect a particularly bloody version of the parliamentary parlour game.
This telly version of a parlour game entertains when the story- tellers are on form as they weave weird fibs to prevent the opposition from correctly guessing a word's meaning.
This isn't a theoretical debate or a parlour game but a question of making our roads safer and cutting an avoidable death toll.
50 Wolverhampton Tiddlywinks was invented by Joseph Assheton Fincher in 1888 and became a popular Victorian parlour game.
1980 Belmont Bay and Parlour Game, who won consecutive races at the July meeting, clash in the mile handicap on the July course and Belmont Bay, trained by Ian Walker and the mount of Steve Eccles, comes out on top.
Richard's description of the You Say We Play competition as "like a parlour game - an old Edwardian parlour game.
The betting suggested the contest was a match, and so it proved as the 11-10 shot made every yard under Andrew Thornton for a 24-length success from Parlour Game.
This parlour game, starring two extremely witty captains in Alan Coren and Sandi Toksvig is one of the oldest on TV.