three-card trick

  1. a game in which players bet on which of three inverted playing cards is the queen

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How to use three-card trick in a sentence

  • The experienced reader will have no need to be told that we are associating with a gang working the 'three-card trick.'

    Sharps and Flats | John Nevil Maskelyne
  • Now everyone has heard of the three-card trick, though not one in a thousand knows how it is worked.

    Sharps and Flats | John Nevil Maskelyne
  • She was a mystery, just as a juggler or the three-card trick were mysteries, and as such she commanded respect.

    Mrs. Bindle | Hebert Jenkins
  • 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
  • Who caught them three-card-trick men after the Lewes races last year?

    The Man Who Knew | Edgar Wallace