They surprised a picquet and captured not the whole, but the greater part of it.
picquet shrugged his shoulders, turned on his heel in silence.
They attempted to capture the picquet on the bridge over the Spekboom River, but were beaten off.
Presently the king came in, and played a game with Lina at picquet.
And those endless games of picquet we played, and your resigned expression when I kept on forgetting whose was the major hand!
Perhaps our comrade might feel better over a hand at picquet.
I won seven shillings to-night at picquet: I play twice a year or so.
I hope Ppt is luckier at picquet with the Dean and Mrs. Walls.
He drove in Captain Brugueire's picquet, which was on the opposite side of the river, and was pushing for the ford.
Being there, it was not permitted me to escape, and I sat down to picquet with the others.
card game, 1640s, from French piquet, picquet (16c.), of uncertain origin, perhaps a diminutive of pic "pick, pickaxe, pique," from phrase faire pic, a term said to be used in the game.