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jass

[yahs] /yɑs/
noun
1.
a card game for two persons that is played with a 36-card pack made by removing all cards below the sixes from a regular 52-card pack, in which point values are assigned to certain melds and to certain cards taken in tricks.
2.
Also, jasz. the jack of trumps in klaberjass.
Origin of jass
See origin at klaberjass
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  • Won't you do so too, jass, for there are two or three things we can learn together?'

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • I'm very pleased you've got the watch, jass, and I wish I hadn't said that.'

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • I am not only thinking of the Harpers, jass; indeed, I'm not.

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • But somehow, mamma, I have vexed jass about it several times.

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • I wouldn't care if we all had to live in quite a tiny cottage; would you, jass?'

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • An' lemme jass beg you f oiler de ole man's advice: you do de same, 'case nobody ain't goin' tell you.

    The Two Vanrevels Booth Tarkington
  • You jass go and talk wid dat Mamie, some day, Missy; you'll see how vain dat woman is.

    The Two Vanrevels Booth Tarkington
  • jass reach out fo' de nighes' he kin lay han's on, an' dis mawn' it happen soze it were you, honey.

    The Two Vanrevels Booth Tarkington
  • If so, I hope poor jass will have a wider life than has evidently fallen to the lot of this good lady.'

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • It's simply that I see it is right to try and be more careful, and—partly too for your sake, jass.

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth

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