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lansquenet

(ˈlænskəˌnɛt)
n
1. (Gambling, except Cards) a gambling game of chance
2. (Historical Terms) an archaic spelling of landsknecht
3. (Military) an archaic spelling of landsknecht
[from French]
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At that time, as they do now, grocers wore the cavalier mustache and the lansquenet beard, only the money baths, already rare in those days, have become almost unknown now.
With some gentleman who was traveling this way, to whom he proposed a game of LANSQUENET."
Porthos was in bed, and was playing a game at LANSQUENET with Mousqueton, to keep his hand in; while a spit loaded with partridges was turning before the fire, and on each side of a large chimneypiece, over two chafing dishes, were boiling two stewpans, from which exhaled a double odor of rabbit and fish stews, rejoicing to the smell.
For the aristocrats, knights of the Teutonic Order, lansquenets, sutlers, and coachmen the well-preserved palace was a symbol of power.