mistigris

Word Origin for mistigris

C19: from French mistigris jack of clubs, game in which this card was wild
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Examples from the Web for mistigris

Historical Examples of mistigris

  • "That's what speech is for," remarked Mistigris, by way of conclusion.

    A Start in Life

    Honore de Balzac

  • "We must paint your dear children in the arabesques," said Bridau, interrupting Mistigris.

    A Start in Life

    Honore de Balzac

  • "I was not aware of the origin of the term," she replied, with the sweetest glance at Mistigris.

    A Start in Life

    Honore de Balzac

  • "Good-day, messieurs," he added to Mistigris and his master, who then came forward.

    A Start in Life

    Honore de Balzac

  • But you are too young to have pupils of your own; to whom does Mistigris really belong?

    A Start in Life

    Honore de Balzac