Rouge-et-noir

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rouge-et-noir a modern game of chance, played by the aid of packs of cards on a table covered with green cloth—also Trente-un and Trente-et-quarante
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. rouge (It. roggio, robbio)—L. rubeus, red.

Usage

In literature:

Mr. Kirsch was at work for his part at the rouge et noir and did not see his young master.
"Vanity Fair" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The other presided over the ROUGE-ET-NOIR table.
"The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby" by Charles Dickens
Say I sooth, old Rouge et Noir?
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
The game was Rouge et Noir.
"Stories By English Authors: France" by Various
Rouge-et-noir had pinched him; he would be revenged on the roulette.
"The Puppet Crown" by Harold MacGrath
Both at the rouge et noir table and roulette the same sort of company might be met with.
"Reminiscences of Captain Gronow" by Rees Howell Gronow
Tu sais bien, la chambre rouge et violette, le lit-sofa sur une marche de laque noire, la psyche empire.
"Histoires grises" by E. Edouard Tavernier
If we'd gone to Rouge et Noir, I must have won.
"The History of Pendennis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
I often think that I ought to play nothing but rouge et noir.
"Mr. Scarborough's Family" by Anthony Trollope
It's all luck, gentlemen, at rouge-et-noir.
"The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales" by Francis A. Durivage
The boredom is apparently greatest at rouge-et-noir, where the circle is more aristocratic and thousands can be lost and won in a night.
"Stray Studies from England and Italy" by John Richard Greene
But your rouge-et-noir make-up is right off the map.
"Marge Askinforit" by Barry Pain
The game was Rouge et Noir.
"Masterpieces of Mystery" by Various
He learned many new games, ecarte, baccarat, rouge et noir, among the number.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 7" by Various
In short, the best plan by far would be, if play one must, to stick to "rouge et noir," which bears some semblance of fairness.
"The International Monthly, Volume 5, No. 3, March, 1852" by Various
The only field in which their ambition ranged was the green cloth of the rouge et noir table.
"Roland Cashel Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
I won it a night or two ago at rouge-et-noir.
"The Green Book" by Mór Jókai
It is this, then: I have been a tremendously heavy loser at Rouge-et-Noir!
"The Dodd Family Abroad, Vol. I.(of II)" by Charles James Lever
One table was devoted to roulette, a second to rouge et noir, and a third to baccarat.
"First Person Paramount" by Ambrose Pratt
Say I sooth, old Rouge et Noir?
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
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In news:

The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo performing Rouge et noir, choreographed by Leonide Massine, with scenery and costumes by Henri Matisse, 1939.
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