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card sharper


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n card sharper a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    • ***


In literature:

Unfortunately, however, there is a very easy means by which card sharpers manage the thing to perfection.
"The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims" by Andrew Steinmetz
This was and doubtless still is the special card-game of our London sharpers.
"The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims" by Andrew Steinmetz
But a gambler might have told you what such a mirror may mean to a card-sharper.
"Tales of Terror and Mystery" by Arthur Conan Doyle
I'd rather be a Three-Card Sharper than a barrister; I'd rather sell cat's-meat in the streets.
"Tono Bungay" by H. G. Wells
You don't win in a sharper's card game by playing your cards honestly.
"Medal of Honor" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
He is a gambler, a swindler, and, as I believe, a forger and a card-sharper.
"Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite" by Anthony Trollope
Little had he thought he was impersonating a card-sharper and a wholesale murderer.
"Her Ladyship's Elephant" by David Dwight Wells
Card-sharpers are generally blackmailers as well, and no doubt these people were bleeding poor Jack to a very considerable tune.
"Hushed Up" by William Le Queux
Card-sharpers and the like often suffered in the stocks.
"Bygone Punishments" by William Andrews
As a card-sharper, Silas P. Hoggan was an expert.
"The White Lie" by William Le Queux
Do you mean the card-sharpers?
"Love and Lucy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
They may have concluded that I am a card sharper.
"An Artist in Crime" by Rodrigues Ottolengui
She should be shunned like the card-sharper, whom she resembles all the more that against your good money she has nothing but counterfeit coin.
"Her Royal Highness Woman" by Max O'Rell
He wins on the cards, he profits by usury, he shares with the sharpers.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 16" by Various
The man had been inveigled into a game of cards with some sharpers, and they had worked off some counterfeit money upon him.
"Recollections of a Varied Life" by George Cary Eggleston
But card-sharpers might as well have tried to fleece each other by the three card trick.
"Caught by the Turks" by Francis Yeats-Brown
Enjoying himself at an inn, he fell into the company of card-sharpers, who soon eased him of the guineas he had brought down from London.
"Curiosities of Impecuniosity" by H. G. Somerville
There is no country where card-sharpers drive so brisk a business as in Korea.
"Empires and Emperors of Russia, China, Korea, and Japan" by P├ęter Vay
As a miser he saved, and as a usurer he increased, the money which he won as a blackleg and card-sharper.
"A Book about Doctors" by John Cordy Jeaffreson
I am convinced, by their movements, that those were regular card-sharpers.
"The School Friends" by W.H.G. Kingston

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