Spoil-five

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Spoil-five a round game of cards played with the whole pack, each one of the three to ten players receiving five cards
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Same as above word.

Usage

In literature:

Emil stopped at five-feet-five, declaring that he would spoil his appetite for supper if he jumped any more.
"O Pioneers!" by Willa Cather
The chaplain looked in to see him last night; and he won seventeen shillings off him at spoil five.
"The Devil's Disciple" by George Bernard Shaw
Who's for a hand at the Spoil Five?
"Willy Reilly The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
I think it really spoiled my gift to her that I insisted on making the girl happy with five cents a pound.
"Russian Rambles" by Isabel F. Hapgood
I was forty-five before I married, an' it didn't do me no hurt or spoil my chances.
"Flood Tide" by Sara Ware Bassett
SPOIL-FIVE: a game of cards.
"The Short-story" by William Patterson Atkinson
Ferdinand dismissed it, but it spoiled his music for the first five minutes.
"Aunt Rachel" by David Christie Murray
Five or six more magazines of spoil were discovered.
"At Aboukir and Acre" by George Alfred Henty
Here is the brat come back at the end o' five years, to spoil our harvest!
"Freaks on the Fells" by R.M. Ballantyne
The buccaneers captured the five ships that lay near the Island of Perico and divided the spoils among themselves.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8" by Charles H. Sylvester
It was among the Big Five, furthermore, that the spoils of victory were divided.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
When, five, six thousand voters got put out in the street and their Sunday afternoon spoiled?
"Rope" by Holworthy Hall
How was it that five words from a chatter-box could spoil a man's soul like that!
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
We arrived home in five days with no victory to report, no spoils to divide, and not even the ponies which we had ridden into Mexico.
"Geronimo's Story of His Life" by Geronimo
Five pies in one afternoon might spoil his dinner and he planned to enjoy a real feed.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
One gas-burner liberates five cubic feet in the {139} same time, and spoils about as much air as ten men.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
He took a thousand to twenty five times from one bookmaker, who regarded him as fair and legitimate spoil.
"Settling Day" by Nat Gould
For this god, he says, five hundred priests are employed in spoiling food.
"Phallic Miscellanies" by Hargrave Jennings
I am a spoiled woman who for five years has had her own way.
"Gabriel Conroy" by Bert Harte
In the five vessels taken at Perico there was much spoil.
"The Monarchs of the Main, Volume II (of 3)" by Walter Thornbury
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In news:

I too was called spoiled while growing up, but after graduating from Columbia University with a degree in computer science and spending the last five years running my own Web business, I'm pretty confident they spoiled me in the "right" way.
Hello Kitty fans might be the world's most spoiled travelers as the tourism industry seems determined to build a complete service chain out of that five-apple-tall bobtail cat.
If the answer is yes, here are five eating challenges that could spoil your appetite for stuffing your face.
Five Things We Learned This Year About How to Make a Good Pre- Spoiled Movie.
The Whiteout was spoiled and Penn State's five game winning streak was dashed.
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