fan tan

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: tan - a Chinese gambling game; a random number of counters are placed under a bowl and you gamble on how many will be left (0, 1, 2, or 3 modulo 4)
gambling game, game of chance - a game that involves gambling
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Gunston, about that fan tan sucker that made nineteen thousan' last year in celery an' asparagus."
"Chow Lam, several years ago, was a broken-down fan tan player.
LAHORE -- Three-year-old bay filly Battle Front led all the way home to win the Fan Tan Cup in a magnificent display of speed during the Lahore Winter meeting at the Racecourse here on Sunday.
Musical highlights include evening performances by Dave Bennett and Rod Felton, Cederick Confeugos, Lewis Garland & The Kett Rebellion and Fan Tan Jack.
Fan Tan Alley, off Fisgard, is the tiniest street in town.