The bank pays in ready money every successful stake and sweeps off the losings with wooden instruments, called rateaux (rakes).
Frank's luck seemed to have deserted him, but at first his losings were just heavy enough to provoke without alarming him.
I find, on going to tiffin at Jack Apsley's, that Mrs. Jack has heard all about the winnings and losings at the club.
They called the game, raked up the winnings, or paid the losings, without changing a muscle of their features.
His cheek twitched painfully as he thought of the huge amount of his losings to Lablache.
But, do you know, there's something running in my head about losings and findings that I've been hearing.
I can't make money off the losings of my friends, whom I have ruined to make your deal succeed.
I myself, having settled up all my losings at roulette, was a gainer of fifty sovereigns or so.
A man, said Piper loftily, should take his losings without squealing.
Dorothy joined Lady Carlisle before our absence had been noted, and began to banter Fitzpatrick upon his losings.