cribbage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cribbage a card game (usually for two players) in which each player is dealt six cards and discards one or two
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cribbage A game of cards, played by two or four persons, in which there is a crib. (See Crib, 11.) It is characterized by a great variety of chances. "A man's fancy would be summed up in cribbage ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cribbage A game of cards played with the full pack, generally by two persons, sometimes by three or four. Each player receives six cards, or in a variety of the game five, two of which he throws out, face downward, to form the crib, which belongs to the dealer. The cards in counting have a value according to the number of pips or spots on them, the face-cards being counted as ten-spots. Each player strives, with the cards in his hand, with the one turned up from the undealt pack, and with the crib when it is his turn to have it, to secure as many counting combinations as possible, as, for instance, sequences, pairs, cards the spots on which will equal 15, etc. The counting is done by moving a peg forward on the cribbage-board as many holes as the player secures points, that player winning who first advances his peg the length of the board and back to the end hole.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cribbage krib′āj a game at cards played by two, three, or four persons, so called from crib, the name given to certain cards laid aside from his hand by each player, and which belong to the dealer
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Crib (v. t.), 2

Usage

In literature:

Their only employment was quarrelling among each other, playing at cribbage, and cutting tobacco-stoppers.
"Goldsmith" by William Black
Then there was Mr. McQueen, who came to the house several times to play cribbage with John.
"Winsome Winnie and other New Nonsense Novels" by Stephen Leacock
A game at cribbage, you and I?
"The Cricket on the Hearth" by Charles Dickens
We will knit socks and mittens, and play cribbage in the evening, and talk over the days of our youth.
"More about Pixie" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
A visitor to this place is struck by the number of articles made from walrus ivory exposed for sale, chief amongst them being cribbage-boards.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
Bonner seldom played anything stronger than casino and cribbage, nor did he often waste an hour, night or day, in the card room.
"Tonio, Son of the Sierras" by Charles King
They found the doctor and his wife playing cribbage.
"Teddy: Her Book" by Anna Chapin Ray
Two men were inside of an afternoon, playing at cribbage.
"Isle o' Dreams" by Frederick F. Moore
I know cribbage, and some other games that two can play.
"Patty's Success" by Carolyn Wells
Do you play cribbage?
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
After losing nine straight games of cribbage, I quit, and got to my feet.
"The Risk Profession" by Donald Edwin Westlake
After the children had gone to bed, she played cribbage with Mrs. Merlin while Kurt read the papers.
"Penny of Top Hill Trail" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
After dinner, Edith played cribbage with Madame and Alden read the paper.
"Master of the Vineyard" by Myrtle Reed
In the evening he came in again to have a game of cribbage with Mrs. Caldwell.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
I learned to play cribbage while I was in that camp.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
And he liked to play cribbage, Thorpe found.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
It is distinctly less so than cribbage.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Orrin was playing a half-hearted game of cribbage with Gus.
"Jack of No Trades" by Charles Cottrell
There was one of our party who never failed to mark "two for his Nob" at cribbage, and he was thought no mean person.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
After breakfast, the cribbage-board was produced, and for three mortal hours the Commodore kept his peg on the steady march.
"Summer Cruising in the South Seas" by Charles Warren Stoddard
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In poetry:

Wild croquet HOOPER banned,
And all the sports of Mammon,
He warred with cribbage, and
He exorcised backgammon.
"The Rival Curates" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Cribbage Class begins today in Negaunee.
Beginning Cribbage Class Starts on Monday in Negaunee.
The Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Schools will offer a new three-week Beginning Cribbage class from 7 to 8 pm Mondays, beginning Oct 8 at the Negaunee High School.
One man's obsession: chronicling the people and history of a curious card game called cribbage .
Doug Moore showed the locals how to play Cribbage as posted a perfect five win card and a 605 total to capture Mini-Tournament #2 on April 11 at American Legion Post 123.
Tuesday cribbage day at Bud's place yields rare 29.
Every Tuesday afternoon a group of about 16 come into Bud's Place in rural Princeton and take up four small tables along the edge of the dining room and play cribbage for about two hours.
In 1944, Bob Buntrock had his first 28 Cribbage hand.
Three Cribbage mini-tournaments will be run on three consecutive Monday nights – April 4, 11 and 18 at American Legion Post 123.
Competitors raise $2,500 in Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center's cribbage tournament.
Cribbage Board from Shop Scraps.
Cribbage board is made from recycled & or left over pieces from other projects.
A viewer's recent email regarding an appraisal of an Inupiaq cribbage board prompted us to review past appraisals that mentioned Eskimo culture.
Massachusetts pegger shows locals how cribbage should be played.
As the story goes, John Montagu was a gambling fanatic who couldn't step away from the cribbage table for a moment.
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