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misère

/mɪˈzɛə/
noun
1.
a call in solo whist and other card games declaring a hand that will win no tricks
2.
a hand that will win no tricks
Word Origin
C19: from French: misery
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  • Marx's "misère de la Philosophie" indicates the culmination of the fist phase of his creative work.

  • Some days later misère is again forced to visit St. Peter and ask him to make him and his wife king and queen.

    Filipino Popular Tales Dean S. Fansler
  • misère goes home with his gift, and sticks the bean in the hearth inside his hut.

    Filipino Popular Tales Dean S. Fansler
  • The wife now orders misère to find out if there are any beans on it ready to be picked.

    Filipino Popular Tales Dean S. Fansler

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