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

  • 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.
  • I always liked what he saidwhatever it was, I forget now"); and years ago, a young Briton named Winston Churchill taught her a card game called bezique ("When I complained about .
  • The PM doted on her, played bezique with her, kept her up all night listening to him brood over the delayed invasion of Sicily.

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