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A form of solitaire similar to Klondike in which the player tries to build sequential, ascending stacks of each suit, beginning with a card that is randomly dealt at the start of the game. The ace is allowed to connect the king and the two (as in the sequence queen, king, ace, two).
[After Richard Albert Canfield (1855-1914), American gambler.]
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(Card Games) cards a gambling game adapted from a type of patience
[C20: named after R. A. Canfield (1855–1914), US gambler]
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