n.1.(Card Playing) A French gambling game somewhat like poker.
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d'Eymeris, who owes me eleven hundred livres from our last game at Brelan.
Paul Nicholls, trainer of Brelan D'As and Amour De Nuit Brelan D'As got balloted out of all the chases so he's in here but he'd have an each-way chance.
At Exeter, I'm quite looking forward to seeing Brelan D'As for Paul Nicholls.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS -- Signed WR Brelan Chancellor and DB Alden Darby to future contracts.
Le fameux carre d'as n'a pas encore ete etrenne, se limitant a un brelan quand Robinho a remplace Ronaldinho pour rejoindre le Suedois et Pato.
In one session of brelan she lost more than ten thousand ducats to a financier and an abbe: all she had left was her jewellery, but her husband had redeemed them too recently for her to risk losing them.
Brelan (or Breland; the name like the rules varied over time) was a card game with rapidly escalating bets, and it serves as a setting for an illuminating discussion of the role of the libertine and bluffing in mid-eighteenth century France.
Stock, 1905), Oeuvres Completes, II, 'Un Brelan d'excommunies, 254, Bloy spoke of the 'Nudite sans nom d'une Mere Eglise, vautree dans des Pentapoles d'imbecillite et reniant avec fureur ceux de ses enfants qui s'avisent de lui faconner des manteaux de pourpre'.
I'm a very lucky girl because I've got two rides this week, Black Corton in Wednesday's RSA Chase and Brelan D'As in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle on Friday.
Johnson, OT Jeremiah Sirles, P Chase Tenpenny, OT Ian White and WRs Torrence Allen, Brelan Chancellor, Micah Hatfield and Javontee Herndon.
Nicholls three-timer Champion trainer Paul Nicholls rarely misses out on winners at his local course and fired in a treble courtesy of Brelan D'As in the 2m4f handicap hurdle, Sirabad, who landed the 1m71/2f handicap chase, and Black Valentine in the 2m51/2f novice hurdle.