It's a diversion, much like pinochle or gin rummy were in the days when there were only three TV channels.
After that, he divided his time between two saloons, where he played dominoes and pinochle, and his own house.
"Got change for a dollar, an' I'll settle that pinochle debt," offered the sergeant.
Valmore and Freedom Smith went over to the livery barn for a game of pinochle.
It was like him to forget all about the herder and the promise of pinochle that night.
Dirty trick to break up a pinochle game in weather like this.
The house was peaceful, that evening, and he enjoyed a game of pinochle with his wife.
And I am glad to point out also that the pinochle game is not necessarily broken up.
Euchre doesn't seem the same without a barful of people, and pinochle is not the game that Stein is good at.
Auction bridge is played with cards, just like pinochle, with the exception of the beer.
also pinocle, 1864, Peaknuckle, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Swiss dialect Binokel (German), binocle (French), from French binocle "pince-nez" (17c.), from Medieval Latin binoculus "binoculars" (see binocular). Taken as a synonym for bésigue "bezique," the card game, and wrongly identified with besicles "spectacles," probably because the game is played with a double deck. Pinochle was popularized in U.S. late 1800s by German immigrants.