Synonyms for ombre

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Did you smoke in my last how I told you the very day and the place you were playing at ombre?

Why, Sterne told me he left you at ombre with Leigh; and yet you never saw him.

Do they give you health for the money you lose at ombre, sirrah?

Oh, at ombre with the Dean always on Friday night, with Mrs. Walls.

In France it is known as ombre, in Germany as asche, and in Norway as harren.

The ombre had the privilege of deciding which suit should be trumps.

Primero, or ombre, is said to be the ancestor of our modern game of poker.

Ombre had been introduced in the previous century by Catherine of Braganza, and quadrille was another favorite game of hers.

Lady Mary Montagu praised her, and won her money at ombre, being by far the luckier player.

"I am told the old Duchess of Marlborough prefers roly-poly to quadrille or ombre," said Herrick, as the cards were being dealt.

WORD ORIGIN

card game popular early 18c., from French hombre, from Spanish hombre "man" (see hombre). So called from an expression (translatable as "I am the man") spoken in the course of the game.

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