faro

Part of speech: noun

A game of cards.

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Usage examples "faro":

  1. Butchers and cowboys, carpenters and laborers, adventurous young college graduates and younger sons of English noblemen, drank and gambled and shouted and " shot up the town together" with " horse- rustlers" and faro- dealers and " bad men" with notches on their guns. - "Roosevelt in the Bad Lands", Hermann Hagedorn.
  2. I do not mind this, and if it had been " Che faro" absolutely I should, I daresay, have liked it better. - "The Note-Books of Samuel Butler", Samuel Butler.
  3. I took to boozin' and tryin' to put the faro games out of business. - "Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters", Henry Wallace Phillips.