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1. A trick-taking card game for two players that is played with a special deck of 64 cards consisting of the 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K, and A cards from two different decks.
2. The combination of the queen of spades and the jack of diamonds in this game, worth 40 points.

[French bésigue, possibly from Italian bazzica, a kind of card game.]
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1. (Card Games) a card game for two or more players with tricks similar to whist but with additional points scored for honours and sequences: played with two packs with nothing below a seven
2. (Card Games) (in this game) the queen of spades and jack of diamonds declared together
[C19: from French bésigue, of unknown origin]
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a card game resembling pinochle but played with more cards.
[1860–65; < French bésigue, bézigue]
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Noun1.bezique - a card game played with a pack of forty-eight cards (two of each suit for high cards)bezique - a card game played with a pack of forty-eight cards (two of each suit for high cards); play resembles whist
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
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[bɪˈziːk] nbazzica
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From left: Gustave Caillebotte, Game of Bezique, 1880; Edgar Degas, Dancer, Fourth Position on the Left Leg, Third Study, 1921-31: Edgar Degas, Dancer, Arabesque over the Right Leg, Right Arm near the Ground, 1921-31; Edouard Manet, Le bohemien, 1861-62.
Another of Roosevelt's ad hoc agents, William Averell Harriman, managed to woo, bed, and eventually wed the wife of Churchill's son, Randolph, in between sympathetic conversations over countless card games of Bezique with the prime minister.
From Mhairi Taylor at Cafe Bezique,
Luca Cumani's latest Italian import Bezique hasbeenabsent for over a year and has to be watched on his British debut unless the market speaks in his favour .
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"Bezique" and "cazique" are next, with a possible 161 points.
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