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And to tell the truth, she couldn't help wishing he could see, so he could make the game livelier.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
Jean clung to his English nurse, who played the fascinating game of pretending to eat his hand.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Two many-branched candelabra, holding wax lights, brilliantly illuminate the game.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
The unhappy applicant was naturally obliged to temporarily retire from the game, at all events for that night.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
His head fell back limp on MacRae's arm, and the rest of the message went with the game old Dutchman across the big divide.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Off flew the shell, seven miles it flew; over the Turkish Army from one sea into another.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
He conducts this ceremony with the greatest solemnity, occasionally pronouncing these incantatory words, "Plate or shell, sah?"
PHYSIOLOGY OF THE OPERAJOHN H. SWABY (AKA "SCRICI")
Fancy that enormous shell dropping suddenly out of the blue on to a ship's deck swarming with troops!
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
The same game of finesse was played at his own table; for there De Patinos had for some time assumed an air of civility.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Whoever succeeded in getting the ring on his stick won the game, and carried the prize home as a sign of victory.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
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WORDS RELATED TO SHELL GAME

  • blackmail
  • cheating
  • con
  • con game
  • crooked deal
  • deceit
  • deception
  • dirty pool
  • double-cross
  • double-dealing
  • extortion
  • fast one
  • flimflam
  • fraud
  • hoax
  • hosing
  • hustle
  • racket
  • rip-off
  • shady deal
  • shakedown
  • sham
  • shell game
  • snow job
  • sting
  • sucker game
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