bezique

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bezique a card game played with a pack of forty-eight cards (two of each suit for high cards); play resembles whist
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bézique A game at cards in which various combinations of cards in the hand, when declared, score points.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bezique be-zēk′ a game at cards for two, three, or four persons, played with two to four packs, from which cards with from two to six pips have been removed. The name Bezique itself is applied to the combination of the knave of diamonds and queen of spades.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. bésigue,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. besigue, of obscure origin.

Usage

In literature:

And besides, if I didn't, I should be playing bezique with my aunt at Richfield Springs.
"House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton
Mme Maloir explained that magnificence frightened her and that NOW, from time to time, she would come back for her game of bezique.
"Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille" by Emile Zola
Every one knows that bezique is played with four packs of cards, and that the number of points may be continued indefinitely.
"Zibeline, Complete" by Phillipe de Massa
There was a very late dinner, after which Mr. Egremont, on the first day, made his wife play bezique with him.
"Nuttie's Father" by Charlotte M. Yonge
At last he proposed a game of bezique.
"Monsieur Lecoq" by Emile Gaboriau
They have a game similar to pinochle called "Royal Bezique," but few know how to play it.
"Over The Top" by Arthur Guy Empey
A much older game than chess or bezique, I fancy.
"The Last Hope" by Henry Seton Merriman
It used to be different when me and Maria could stick it out over a game of bezique.
"Foe-Farrell" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The board is too high, and that wretch of a veterinary plays bezique much too well.
"Ten Tales" by François Coppée
She did this as another woman played bezique.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
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