high-low-jack

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n high-low-jack card games in which points are won for taking the high or low or jack or game
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n high-low-jack A game of cards: same as all-fours.
    • n high-low-jack A form of billiard-pool with fifteen object-balls, based in part on the card game of all-fours: once popular, but now obsolete.
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

The Little Big High Low Jack-in-the-game of the town came around and kowtowed.
"Roads of Destiny" by O. Henry
They had started an innocent game of high-low-jack and had been stopped.
"The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He's high, low and jack-in-the-game in the shipping end of our business.
"The Go-Getter" by Peter B. Kyne
This game takes its name from the four chances or points of which it consists, namely, "High," "Low," "Jack," and "Game.
"My Book of Indoor Games" by Clarence Squareman
They could not understand why Nolan kept by himself while they were playing high-low-jack.
"Famous Stories Every Child Should Know" by Various
Sarah Eliza professed a preference for High, Low, Jack, and the Game; any saphead could play that.
"Two Knapsacks" by John Campbell
The rostrum Jack used for his lectures was low, flat-topped and semicircular, with a high raised desk in the middle.
"Foe-Farrell" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
High and low they sought him, but there was his clothes and his jack,* and his sword and his spear, but no Tam Hislop.
"The Gold Of Fairnilee" by Andrew Lang
Da' Jack-me-Lantun, 'e git-a high, 'e git-a low, 'e come close.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
Da' Jack-me-Lantun, 'e git-a high, 'e git-a low, 'e come close.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
This edition was gotten up by Sunderland for a high-low-jack pack, and was read the first night.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 2" by Various
HIGH, LOW, JACK, AND THE GAME.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
He never had any instruction in his profession, aside from a slight amount of training in high-low-jack.
"Cordwood" by Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
High, low, jack and the game!
"Horse-Shoe Robinson" by John Pendleton Kennedy
I got high low jack that time, an' I won't fergit it the longest day I live.
"The Graysons" by Edward Eggleston
He's a high, low, jack, and the game, he is!
"The Gold Brick" by Ann S. Stephens
Meanwhile Jack and Jill were hunting high and low for Bumps.
"Jill's Red Bag" by Amy Le Feuvre
Jack looked high and low for it, but it was gone.
"Johnny Ludlow. First Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
***

In news:

Jack Grisham Gets a Pop-Driven High With His New Band the Manic Low.
***