• WordNet 3.6
    • n trente-et-quarante a card game in which two rows of cards are dealt and players can bet on the color of the cards or on which row will have a count nearer some number
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Trente-et-quarante . See Rouge-et-noir.
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In literature:

The croupiers at "trente et quarante" move nearly as fast as the ball.
"The Two Brothers" by Honore de Balzac
Trente-et-quarante interested her but little; she preferred roulette, with its ever-revolving wheel.
"The Gambler" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
La sonde de la petite rade est depuis quarante-cinq jusqu'a trente brasses; et celle du port depuis seize jusqu'a huit.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
Yet once I won twenty thousand francs, all from one louis at trente et quarante, and at one seance.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
I can promise you some fun, if only at the trente-et-quarante tables in Pipesandbeersbad.
"Beatrice Boville and Other Stories" by Ouida
The maximum and minimum stakes allowed at Trente et Quarante are 12,000 francs and 20 francs respectively.
"Hoyle's Games Modernized"
She was playing trente-et-quarante the other night, and nothing could stop her winning.
"The Mysterious Three" by William Le Queux
The last time I played trente-et-quarante, I lost a couple of ponies.
"If Sinners Entice Thee" by William Le Queux