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also om·ber  (ŏm′bər) or hom·bre  (hŏm′bər, ŏm′-)
A trick-taking card game, played by three players with 40 cards, that was popular in Europe during the 1600s and 1700s.

[Spanish hombre, man, ombre, from Latin homō, homin-, man; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈɒmbə) or


(Card Games) an 18th-century card game
[C17: from Spanish hombre man, referring to the player who attempts to win the stakes]
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It was there that Egalite Orleans roasted partridges on the night when he and the Marquis of Steyne won a hundred thousand from a great personage at ombre. Half of the money went to the French Revolution, half to purchase Lord Gaunt's Marquisate and Garter--and the remainder--" but it forms no part of our scheme to tell what became of the remainder, for every shilling of which, and a great deal more, little Tom Eaves, who knows everybody's affairs, is ready to account.
It was all mere surface sound, this murmur of their welcome, this popping of their corks - just as his gestures of response were the extravagant shadows, emphatic in proportion as they meant little, of some game of OMBRES CHINOISES.
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