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(bridge) a popular British bidding system favouring light opening bids and a flexible approach
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C20: named after a club in Acol Road, London
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  • Less than an hour later four people were assembled in the small withdrawing-room of acol Court.

  • He had not known—when he made it—that Richard would be back at acol then.

  • The pavilion had been built some fifty years ago, by one of the Spantons of acol who had a taste for fanciful architecture.

  • His footsteps guided him in the direction of acol, on towards Epple Bay.

  • During her guardian's temporary absence from acol she had made earnest and resolute efforts to see her mysterious lover.

  • Marmaduke returned to acol Court only to find his mother a broken invalid, and his father dead.

  • From the little village of acol beyond the wood, came the sound of the church bell striking the hour of nine.

  • He seemed so different from these young and old country squires who frequented acol Court.

  • Master Busy returned from his visit to acol full of what he had seen.

  • After which, when she was back again in her own little room at acol Court, she cried for very joy.

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