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three-card trick

noun
  1. a game in which players bet on which of three inverted playing cards is the queen
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Historical Examples of three-card trick

  • Who caught them three-card-trick men after the Lewes races last year?

    The Man Who Knew

    Edgar Wallace

  • It is disagreeable in the same way as discovering a three-card-trick man among a decent lot of folk in a third-class compartment.

    A Personal Record

    Joseph Conrad