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A card game in which the players bet on the appearance of a particular rank when two cards are taken from the top of a dealer's pack. If the player's rank appears first, the bet is lost, if it appears second, the bet is won, and if it doesn't appear, the player has the option of changing the wager before the next hand.

[Alteration of Pharaoh.]


(Gambling, except Cards) a gambling game in which players bet against the dealer on what cards he will turn up
[C18: probably spelling variant of Pharaoh]


(Placename) a port and resort in S Portugal: destroyed by earthquakes in 1722 and 1755. Pop: 58 051 (2001)


(ˈfɛər oʊ)

a gambling game in which players bet on cards as they are drawn from a box by the dealer.
[1725–35; sp. variant of Pharaoh (compare Italian faraone, French pharaon), alleged to be orig. a designation for the king of hearts in the game. See Pharaoh]
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Noun1.faro - a card game in which players bet against the dealer on the cards he will draw from a dealing boxfaro - a card game in which players bet against the dealer on the cards he will draw from a dealing box
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards


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All but thirty years ago, certain exceptional circumstances made me very familiar for a time with that bight in the Spanish coast which would be enclosed within a straight line drawn from Faro to Spartel.
So while Monsieur Isidor with bodily fingers was holding on to his master's nose, and shaving the lower part of Jos's face, his imagination was rambling along the Green Avenue, dressed out in a frogged coat and lace, and in company with Mademoiselle Reine; he was loitering in spirit on the banks, and examining the barges sailing slowly under the cool shadows of the trees by the canal, or refreshing himself with a mug of Faro at the bench of a beer-house on the road to Laeken.
A FARO Focus was used to create a precise, comprehensive 3D laser scan of the 76053 gross tonnage vessel that features an extremely complex superstructure.
And Faro isn't sheepish about his success; just ask him yourself.
Faro said that Dustin Forensic's expertise will strengthen the Faro service portfolio and extend its reach into the broader markets of public and corporate security where there are opportunities to deliver comprehensive 3D scanning services for pre-incident planning, proactive threat assessments, and soft target protection.
And while the resorts of Vilamoura, Albufeira and Quartiera are rightly among the most popular for Irish tourists, we've all been missing a trick by not exploring the delights of Faro.
As the third and fourth new routes of the year, Aberdeen passengers will now be able to travel direct to Riga and Faro.
FARO module, designed in mini PCIe form factor, comes with CANbus 2.
At Faro Airport Transfers, we know you want to start your holiday in the Algarve with the least amount of fuss at the airport," said Hilton Santos, spokesperson for Faro Airport Transfers.
That's why I was anxious to try the new Air in-ear model from Las Vegas, Nevada-based Faro Aviation.
Daniel Rose, a maritime attorney not involved in any litigation related to El Faro, agreed and told CNN that TOTE's lawsuit came "too soon" and termed it "highly insensitive to the families.
Investigators still have to confirm that the wreckage found with sonar Saturday in 15,000 feet of water east of the Bahamas is the El Faro, which went missing Oct.