bezique bezique


  • (n) a card game played with a pack of forty-eight cards (two of each suit for high cards); play resembles whist



  1. Presumably he was thinking of picquet or bezique, rather than an all-night killer session at seven-card stud, but Johnson's point has been true for centuries.
  2. The PM doted on her, played bezique with her, kept her up all night listening to him brood over the delayed invasion of Sicily.
  3. The admirable Howells dressed Churchill, supplied him with cigars, tended his pets, shuffled his cards at bezique, and acted as all-purpose shock absorber.

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