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whist drive

noun
  1. a social gathering where whist is played; the winners of each hand move to different tables to play the losers of the previous hand
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  • When I received the invitation to the whist-drive at Surbiton my first thought was, "Not likely!"

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke

  • The whist-drive was at eight, and I had yet to dine and get down to Surbiton.

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke

  • The whist-drive was to be held in the local hall, and when I arrived cabs and motors were forming a queue.

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke